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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

 

covermcgilljournalIsabel Grant and Janine Benedet, Professors, Peter A. Allard School of Law, Universityof British Columbia.

This article examines sexual violence against older women, a problem that has been largely hidden from view in the societal and legal discussion of sexual assault. The article identifies a significant disconnect between the social science description of sexual assault against older women, on the one hand, and the available case law, on the other.

Source: McGill Law Journal
(Content made available by the authors)