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Jane E. Palmer, Professorial Lecturer, Department of Justice, Law & Criminology. American University School of Public Affairs.

New laws give victims more time to report rape or sexual assault – even Jeffrey Epstein’s

Jane E. Palmer is a scholar of gender-based violence currently studying the legal needs of survivors of sexual assault. In this article Palmer examines why someone might wait decades to report a sexual assault, why sexual offenders are often not held accountable, and why so few resources are devoted to rape prevention. She believes that increasing – but not eliminating – time limits will not help most victims heal or access justice.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Criminal Law, Legal Research