An Exploration of the Ethics of Collecting Forensic Evidence from Sexual Assault Survivors

International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 12 (1):61-76 (2019)
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Sexual assault is a common experience for women and a significant topic for feminist scholarship. However, discussions of forensic evidence collection have been largely neglected. This paper considers the ethics of forensic evidence collection by situating the conversation in the context of the experience of sexual assault. The power of patriarchal norms and rape myths, the impact of trauma, and the systemic sexism in the medical and legal systems are also discussed. With this literature in mind, recommendations are made to improve the medical response to sexual assault survivors and the procedures of forensic evidence collection.



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