Forensic Nurses News
Jan. 2, 2014

Deadline extended: Call for abstract reviewers

Interested in volunteering to serve as an abstract reviewer for the 2014 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice? Are you available between Feb. 18 & March 4, 2014? Submit your application by Jan. 10. More

Educational Opportunity
Sexual Violence Justice Institute
The Uniform Crime Report Change in Definition of Rape: Updates and New Developments. Register Today! More

2014 Nurse in Washington Internship
The Alliance
Don't miss out! Take advantage of the lower registration fees for the NIWI 2014 program!
March 30 - April 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C.More

Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect
Longscan
Its goal is to follow the children and their families until the children themselves become young adults.More

Pentagon sees 50 percent rise in reports of sexual assaults in 2013
Reuters
The number of sexual assaults reported across the U.S. military rose by around 50 percent in the 2013 fiscal year compared with 2012, the Pentagon said. The Pentagon said a review of preliminary data from the government's 2013 fiscal year, which began in October 2012, showed there were slightly more than 5,000 reports of sexual assault. The figure was first reported earlier by the Associated Press. The data compares with a previously released estimate of a 46 percent increase in sexual assaults in the military during the first nine months of the year.More

Victims of sexual assault 'safe with medical forensic nurses'
United States Army
"It's important for victims of sexual assault to know that they are safe with the medical forensic nurses," said a nurse who's a sexual assault medical forensic examiner. "We will take care of their emotional, safety, medical and forensic care," with the understanding that victims have been through a traumatic event and are still emotionally distraught, said Kelly Taylor, a sexual assault nurse examiner for adolescents and adults at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C.More

Rape kit backlog triggers calls for change
The Daily News
As the Memphis, Tenn. Police Department backlog of rape kits moves into federal court with the new year, there will be another attempt to change Tennessee laws to delay the statute of limitations in rape cases to start running when rape kits are processed. And a Memphis rape victim whose rape kit wasn’t tested for 10 years will be in Nashville pressing for the change. More

Indicting DNA mixtures and unknown males — cutting edge or legally questionable?
The Plain Dealer
Investigators and prosecutors in Cuyahoga County have spent the last 10 months aggressively going after decades old cases in which sexual assault evidence had been collected from victims but never fully tested. Since March, the work of the DNA Cold Case Task Force, comprised of county and state investigators, prosecutors and Cleveland police detectives has resulted in 71 rape-related indictments involving crimes reported by more than 100 women.More

Abuse of women, children Irks Islanders
All Africa
AS we mark the beginning of the New Year (2014), it is worth noting that the development pace, under the Government of National Unity (GNU) during the year 2013 was encouraging. However, the past year has not been entirely a blessing to many Zanzibaris because of three reasons. The increasing abuse of women and children, acid attacks and a fire which burnt down tourist hotels were an unforgettable incidents on the isles. More