spousal rape

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Rape of a woman by her husband or common law partner, which is often part of battered wife syndrome

spousal rape

Forensic medicine Rape by a husband or common law partner, a violent crime and a component of battered wife syndrome. See Assault, Date rape, Domestic violence, Rape.
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3) Although the marital exemption is no longer codified, some allied criminal justice professionals have continued to ignore, dismiss, or blame victims of intimate partner sexual assault.
To increase the effectiveness of the criminal justice system's response to sexual violence, allied criminal justice professionals must recognize the serious impact of intimate partner sexual assault on the victim as well as the community, understand the contexts in which intimate partner sexual assaults occur, and appreciate the individual responses that victims of intimate partner sexual assaults have to their victimization.
6) In addition, intimate partner sexual assault victims suffer a higher number of assaults.
Perpetrators of intimate partner sexual assault violate their victims physically and emotionally.
UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT OF AN INTIMATE PARTNER SEXUAL ASSAULT
Victims of intimate partner sexual assault may exhibit many of the behaviors described above.
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO THE SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION OF INTIMATE PARTNER SEXUAL ASSAULT
The prevalence of myths surrounding sexual and domestic violence creates significant barriers to the successful prosecution of intimate partner sexual assault, but prosecutors can take steps to overcome them.
Since many perpetrators of intimate partner sexual assault use sexual violence in the context of a physically violent relationship, many victims face collateral consequences relevant to domestic assault.
Third, prosecutors can explain the context of an intimate partner sexual assault by introducing evidence of an assailant's other bad acts.
A prosecutor will rarely be able to successfully prosecute an intimate partner sexual assault of competent adult victim (31) without the victim's cooperation because of the difficulty in overcoming the consent defense.
In the rare instance where an intimate partner sexual assault of a competent adult without the victim's cooperation is prosecuted, prosecutors must anticipate defense objections to the introduction of hearsay (34) as well as any "testimonial" statements under Crawford and Davis.