Accusations of rape or sexual harassment are currently very high-profile in the military.
This article discusses rape allegations in the military legal system from a psychiatric perspective.
The original definition of « rape trauma syndrome » and subsequent psychiatric thinking about the diagnosis are briefly outlined.
Common reactions seen in military victims in this era are described.
A prototypical military case is presented.
An adequate evaluation of an alleged victim is outlined.
Credentials and preparation of an expert witness are also briefly discussed, with cautions about the use of expert testimony in cases of alleged sexual assault and rape trauma syndrome.
Mots-clés Pascal : Viol, Abus sexuel, Evaluation, Psychiatrie médicolégale, Prototype, Etude cas, Armée, Militaire, Santé mentale, Homme, Victimologie, Psychiatrie, Système nerveux pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rape, Sexual abuse, Evaluation, Forensic psychiatry, Prototype, Case study, Army, Military, Mental health, Human, Victimology, Psychiatry, Nervous system diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0409143
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 25/01/1999.