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The following is part of our project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund.Learn more about this project or consult the full list of resources

learningbrief1 salaterlife minilitreview 2020This Learning Brief is part of a series developed during our Access to Justice Project. It provides an overview of the literature and knowledge base on sexual assault in later life. It is designed to provide a summary of what we know about sexual victimization in older age, including why it should be viewed as distinct from sexual assault experienced by younger adults as well as from other forms of elder abuse, and identifies some key gaps in our knowledge and understanding of sexual assault in later life.

Companion piece: Sexual Assault in Later Life- Recommendations for Research, Policy, and Practice

Authors: Amy Peirone, PhD SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Guelph and Myrna Dawson, PhD Professor of Sociology, University of Guelph Director, Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence