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Post Coital DNA Recovery Study Results: A SART Paradigm Shift and a Global Forensic Nursing Practice authored and presented by Pat Speck of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing. This presentation will detail the complex study protocol, the results and the implications for multidisciplinary team members, particularly forensic nurses in sexual assault care.
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Curbing growing cases of child rape
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As Nigerians continue to react to the alleged legitimization of child marriage in the country by the senate house, an even more disturbing menace concerning under-age girls has taken worrisome turns. The growing cases of the rape of underage girls by fathers, brothers, uncles, strangers and even sometimes supposed pastors has made this issue a matter to be discussed and solved with immediate effect.

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Evaluating sexual assault nurse examiner programs
Corrections.com
To help improve post-assault care for victims, communities around the country have implemented Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs, which offer a multidisciplinary, victim-centered response. Through these programs, specially trained nurses provide crisis intervention...

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Sex Trafficking A Clinical Guide for Nurses, Mary De Chesnay, Editor, Springer Publishing
By Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi, MSN, RN, CCNS, CEN, CPN, CTRN, CCRN, CPEN, SANE-A, EMT-P
A contemporary issue facing forensic nurses is that of sex trafficking or sex slavery. While many may think this form of slavery only occurs only on foreign shores, in dark back rooms, this is not accurate and the prudent...

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Virginity checks protest in Georgia
ITN
Feminists in Georgia are holding a protest outside the country's National Forensic Bureau, calling for the end of virginity checks on brides-to-be.
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New Brazilian Law Guarantees Protocol for Rape Victims
IPS News
“In future when a victim of abuse goes to a hospital, the staff must follow the protocol,” said Health Minister Alexandre Padilha, announcing the president’s ratification of the law, which will enter into force in 90 days.
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Silent Witnesses: A History of Forensic Science by Nigel McCrery
The Guardian
From fingerprinting to DNA, how the onward march of forensic science has revolutionized the art of detection.
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New Forensic Technique for Analyzing Lipstick Traces
Forensic Magazine
A study by forensic scientists at the Univ. of Kent has established a new way of identifying which brand of lipstick someone was wearing at a crime scene without removing the evidence from its bag, thereby avoiding possible contamination.
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By the Numbers: A Look into More than 860 Rapes Reported in 1993
Forensic Magazine
Law enforcement officials are pursuing suspects in decades-old rape cases, as part of a statewide initiative.
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Pentagon readies sexual-assault rules ahead of Congressional action
Omaha.com
The proposals are being prepared as the military and its allies on the armed services committees in Congress are lobbying to defeat a proposal to remove major crimes, including sexual assaults, from the chain of command and turn them over to independent military prosecutors.
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Providing a Victim-Centered Response to Sexual Assault in Confinement Facilities
The United States Department of Justice
The Guide builds on the existing best practices outlined in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women publication, National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adults/Adolescents, 2d., and is tailored to address the unique needs of victims in corrections.
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