• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


 Create an account to save and access your bookmarked materials anytime, anywhere.

  create account  |   login

An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Sexual Assault by Law Enforcement

General Material
Published Date
August, 2016

This webinar highlights Andrea Ritchie's research which determined that 52 percent of 35 police departments surveyed in the U.S. do not have a policy addressing or preventing sexual violence by police officers, despite the issuance of a 2011 guidance on the subject by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. She notes that even policies that do exist are limited in scope and application - some consist of a single line noting that on-duty sexual misconduct is prohibited but fail to define misconduct or the administrative or legal consequences thereof - and calls for the development and implementation of improved policies.