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The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexual Assault Intervention

Sameena Mulla


Every year in the United States, thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency room, this book reveals the realities of sexual assault response in the forensic age. It analyzes the ways in which forensic nurses work to collect and preserve evidence while addressing the needs of sexual assault victims as patients. The book considers how blending the work of care and forensic investigation into a single intervention shapes the ways that victims of violence understand their own s ... More

Keywords: sexual assault victims, sexual assault forensic examinations, forensic nurses, forensic investigation, violence, biological evidence, secondary rape, revictimization, post-rape care, Baltimore

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479800315
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479800315.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sameena Mulla, author