Is Sexual Assault Well Managed in the UK? Can the UK and the US Learn from Each Other?
Clinical Director, G4s Forensic & Medical Service, UK
- *Corresponding Author:
- Lucy Love
G4s Forensic & Medical Service, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 23, 2013; Accepted date: August 21, 2013; Published date: August 27, 2013
Citation: Love L (2013) Is Sexual Assault Well Managed in the UK? Can the UK and the US Learn from Each Other? J Forensic Res 4:191. doi:10.4172/2157-7145.1000191
Copyright: © 2013 Love L. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
There are major differences in the management of sexual assault in the US and the UK. The professionals and their training to enable them to conduct these sexual assault examinations differ radically between the two countries and even the definition of what constitutes rape is not the same. The setting for these examinations is also different and using UK data from 12 different counties, the advantages and disadvantages of the UK system are explored.