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Sexual Assault in Alberta
Tavcer, D. ScharieTrussler, TanyaLoutit, Keri-Ann
As well as pinpointing gaps in available literature on adult sexual assault in Alberta, this study is focused on identifying the underlying issues that lead to the discrepancies in the number of police-reported sexual assault crimes and the data retrieved from individuals who access victim support services. It is believed that the crime-funnel effect on sexual assault cases, where many cases do not end up continuing through the justice system in Alberta, is a root factor that results in victims choosing not to report the incident; Victims choose not to report the incident knowing that a large percentage of crimes do not proceed to court, do not result in convictions, or the sentences are not proportionate to the harm of the crime.
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Mount Royal University
Tavcer, D. Scharie, Trussler, Tanya, & Loutit, Keri-Ann. (2016). Sexual assault in Alberta.
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