The Linkage Between Secondary Victimization by Law Enforcement and Rape Case Outcomes

  title={The Linkage Between Secondary Victimization by Law Enforcement and Rape Case Outcomes},
  author={D. Patterson},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={328 - 347}
  • D. Patterson
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • Prior research has suggested that almost half of rape victims are treated by law enforcement in ways that they experience as upsetting (termed secondary victimization). However, it remains unknown why some victims have negative experiences with law enforcement and others do not. The purpose of this study is to explore victims’ experiences with secondary victimization by detectives, comparing how these experiences vary in cases that were ultimately prosecuted by the criminal justice system to… CONTINUE READING
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