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Counterintuitive victim behavior: Is it them or is it us?


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Victim response to violence very often is counter to expectations of others. Despite society’s greater understanding of sexual assault and domestic violence, there continues to be little understanding of and tolerance for individual victim’s unique response(s) to trauma. Research demonstrates that victim response(s), when not appropriately explained during the legal process for the perpetrator, is used as a focus of defense arguments and successfully results in acquittals in cases of sexual assault and domestic violence. Presented by Dr. Valerie Valliere

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