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Sexual Assault Evidence: An Action Research Project

Research Fellow: Noël Busch-Armendariz

Sexual Assault Evidence: An Action Research Project is funded through the National Institute of Justice, the research and development arm of the Department of Justice. The project’s goals are to understand how many and why Sexual Assault Kits are not tested and used as possible evidence in sexual assault cases. The project seeks to document the way forensic evidence is used in criminal justice responses and what improvements can be made, as well as how victims are notified.