The Canadian legal community finds itself in the midst of a debate about whether victims of crime deserve greater rights in its justice system. A stunning report, for example, from The Globe and Mail in 2017 that details the high rate of sexual assault reports dismissed by police forces across the country was met with calls for investigators to pursue justice on behalf of victims more forcefully. Parliament, meanwhile, enacted legislation designed to better prepare sexual assault survivors who may face credibility-impeaching evidence on the witness stand. Dubbed “the Ghomeshi law” by legal commentators (as it arrived not long after the high-profile acquittal, on sexual assault charges, of CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi), the legislation has proved to be controversial.
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"Victimology: A Canadian Perspective, by Jo-Anne M. Wemmers."
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