Drug facilitated sexual assault with lethal outcome. She had been sexually abused by a relative.
Samples of cardiac blood, bile, vitreous humour, liver, kidney, brain tissues and hair were Sexual Assault. Sexual assault Forensic toxicology in drug- facilitated sexual assault.
The low rates of reporting, prosecution and conviction that characterize sexual assaultis likely even more evident in drug- facilitated cases. Typically, in these crimes, victims are incapacitated and left unable to resist sexual advances, unconscious, unable to fight off the abuser or to say "no" and unable to clearly remember the circumstances surrounding the events due to anterograde amnesia.
The consequence is the delay in performing toxicological analysis aggravated by the reluctance of the victim to disclose the crime. Moreover since "date rape drugs" are often consumed with ethanol and exhibit similar toxicodynamic effects, the diagnosis is erroneously performed as being classical ethanol intoxication. Therefore, it is imperative to rapidly consider toxicological analysis in drug- facilitated sexual assaults.
The major focus of this review is to harmonize practical approaches and guidelines to rapidly uncover drug- facilitated sexual assaultnamely issues related to when to perform toxicological analysis, toxicological requests, samples to be collected, storage, preservation and transport precautions and xenobiotics or endobiotics to be analyzed. Sexual assault. Young age and drinking alcohol were risk factors for sexual assaultand we need to address this when considering preventive strategies To determine the frequency and characteristics of suspected drug- facilitated sexual assault DFSA among the victims of sexual assault in Barcelona.
Prospective study of every adult consulting an emergency service because of alleged sexual assault and receiving forensic assessment in the city of Barcelona in A total of 35 of cases Compared with the other victims, suspected DFSA cases were more likely to experience amnesia, to have been assaulted by night, after a social situation and by a recently acquainted man, to have used alcohol before the assault and to be foreigners. In this group ethanol was detected in blood or urine in The depressor substance most commonly encountered is alcohol, which contributes to victims' vulnerability.
All rights reserved. Objective: The authors investigated relationships among prior victimization, risk perceptions, and behavioral choices in responding to drug- facilitated sexual assault in a college party where alcohol is available.
Participants and Methods: From fall to springover female undergraduates rated risk perception following an acquaintance…. Directory of Open Access Journals Sweden.
Full Text Available The assailants of sexuel assault to serve this purpose to the victims of many different drug can use. These drugs can be applied together with alcohol, soft drinks, water and other drinks can be given together. Most of these drugs tasteless and odorless.
In a few minutes after ingestion chemical effect of drugs can start. Victims the conscious reduction and limitation of the physical move occur.
Drug drinking from the pass the time until impact memory loss can occur. For this purpose the main benzodiazepines Diazepam, flunitrazepam, lorazepam, etc. However in study frequently encountered in the literature; cocaine, cannabis, metylendioxymetamphetamine, zolpidem, ketamine hydrochloride, zopiclone, gamma hydroxybutirate, diazepam, flunitrazepam and the effects of these substances after oral ingestion were evaluated and the approach to victims.
Child sexual abuse and adult sexual assault have been linked to increased self-blame, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and alcohol use. The current study aims to examine a whether these constructs explain women's risk for later adult sexual assault and revictimization, b whether such factors differentially confer risk for specific types of adult sexual assault i. Multiple types of self-blame, posttraumatic stress, and alcohol use were examined among female college students as serial mediators of the relationship between child sexual abuse and adult sexual assault and as risk factors for sexual revictimization among child sexual abuse survivors.
In the model predicting risk for substance- facilitated adult sexual assaultchild sexual abuse indirectly predicted greater risk for substance- facilitated adult sexual assault mediated through two separate paths: global blame-to-posttraumatic-stress and global blame-to-alcohol use.
In the model predicting risk for forcible adult sexual assaultchild sexual abuse directly predicted greater risk for forcible adult sexual assaultand this relation was mediated by the global blame-to-posttraumatic-stress path.
Among child sexual abuse survivors, child sexual abuse specific characterological and behavioral self-blame directly predicted greater risk for forcible and substance- facilitated revictimization, but the pathways were not mediated by posttraumatic stress or alcohol use.
emphasize the importance of assessing different types of self-blame in predicting posttraumatic stress symptoms as well as examining risk for sexual victimization and revictimization. Findings did not support hypotheses that increased posttraumatic stress would predict increased alcohol use but did indicate that heightened self-blame is consistently associated with heightened posttraumatic stress and that heightened global self.
A global epidemiological perspective on the toxicology of drug- facilitated sexual assault : A systematic review. A systematic review was undertaken to determine the current global prevalence of drug- facilitated sexual assault DFSA reported in adults in order to identify trends in the toxicology findings in DFSA around the world over the past 20 years. Databases PubMed, PsycINFO and Scopus were systematically searched using the terms: "drug- facilitated sexual assault ", "chemical submission", "date rape", "rape drugs" and "drink-spiking" to identify relevant studies for inclusion in the review.
This study focused on adult victims of suspected DFSA aged 16 years and above in which toxicology were reported.
The majority of studies included were published in the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, with only a single study dedicated to this area in both Australia and Europe. Epidemiology, prevalence rates, and toxicology for DFSA appear broadly commensurate across different continents, although there are some differences in how "drug- facilitated sexual assault " is defined, as well as differences in the sensitivity of toxicological analyses.
Nonetheless, alcohol is the most commonly detected substance and co-occurrence with other drugs is common. Aside from alcohol there was no other specific drug category associated with DFSA. Cannabinoids and benzodiazepines were frequently detected, but a lack of contextual information made it difficult to establish the extent that these substances contributed to suspected cases of DFSA.
This comprehensive review suggests that alcohol intoxication combined with voluntary drug consumption presents the greatest risk factor for DFSA, despite populist perceptions that covert drink-spiking is a common occurrence. There is a need to develop policies that encourage early responders to suspected DFSA e.
A review of drug- facilitated sexual assault evidence: an Irish perspective.
There is a ificant degree of confusion regarding the definition and prevalence of DFSA. It is a subject with medical, scientific and legal aspects. These facets are explored in this review through a detailed examination of published data. The legal issues are defined in the context of the Irish judicial system.
Several key case-law studies are presented to aid in understanding unresolved difficulties that persist in this complex field of forensics. The aim of this paper is to aid individuals from disparate disciplines to increase their evidence base in the complex and evolving issue of DFSA. It also includes abusive sexual contact.
It can happen to men, women or children. The attacker can be anyone - a current or former partner, a family member, a person in position of power or trust, a friend, an acquaintance, or a Rape and Sexual Assault. Sexual Assault against Females. Many women report difficulty trusting others after the assaultso it can be difficult to develop new relationships. Performance at work and school can also be affected. Sexual problems Sexual assault in the workplace.
Women are sexually assaulted at an alarming rate, and the workplace is a frequent arena for assault. However, in recent decades, attention has been given to improving responses to sexual assault.
Sexual assault is a frequent cause of injury and death for women in the United States. One in five American women admit they have experienced a completed rape during their lifetime. These estimates are conservative because sexual assault and sexual violence are both underreported and underprosecuted.
Fear of job loss and discrimination are frequent reasons women do not report sexual assault in the workplace. Women are entering the workplace in greater s due in part to more single parent families and the depressed economy. Also, women are entering work environments that have traditionally been the domain of male workers: corporate headquarters, semi trucks, health care providers' offices, rural farms, and rural factories.
Employers must have a plan to protect female employees and effectively address any incidents of sexual assault or violence. Occupational health nurses and nurse practitioners can assist both employees and employers to prevent sexual assault and resolve the aftermath of sexual assault.
However, to accomplish this goal, occupational health nurses and nurse practitioners must be trained in sexual assault and violence response as well as preventive interventions. Despite ificant mental health needs among sexual assault SA victims in the military, little is known about treatment-seeking patterns or factors associated with service use. This study examined service use behavior, barriers, and facilitators of mental health treatment-seeking in an active duty sample of U.
Army soldiers with mental health problems. Most SA victims One third of treatment-seekers had dropped out of treatment.
Mental health symptoms were not associated with treatment seeking.