Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault
AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women, 2013
This webinar explores common issues and challenges related to the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases involving alcohol use by victims. Topics include the charging process, basic toxicology, working with experts, and trial strategies. The presenter discusses societal attitudes about alcohol, their affect on determinations of victim credibility, and collaboration between allied professionals. In addition, the presentation promotes a victim-centered response that incorporates offender-focused strategies for effective investigation and prosecution of AFSA cases. Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, community-based service providers, medical and mental health practitioners, probation and parole officers, judges, etc. are encouraged to view this recording. This webinar is free.