Sunday, February 7, 2016

Canadian trial: will it discourage complainants?

A trial now going on in Canada may dissuade people from coming forward with complaints about sex offenses. This report tells the tale, quoting, among others, Global Military Justice Reform contributor Michel Drapeau. Excerpt:
Retired colonel Michel Drapeau says the grilling that the alleged victims received in the witness box will almost certainly give pause to women thinking about stepping forward to report a crime, particularly those in uniform.

“The trial will probably set back the clock for victims that might be thinking of coming forward,” said Drapeau.

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