Less Than Honorable: Sexual Assault In The US Military
In 2010 there were 116 reports of sexual assault at military installations in Washington state and more than 3,000 reported nationwide. Experts agree that sexual assaults are under reported and the actual rate is likely six times higher.
In our three–part series "Less Than Honorable," we look at what is being done to address the problem, the role of the commanding officer after an assault is reported and the psychological fallout for victims.
Advocates And Resources:
Monday, April 09, 2012
An investigation into sexual assault in the military has prompted military officials to re–examine how sexual assault cases are handled.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A commanding officer has a large amount of discretion when it comes to handling sexual assault claims, and many have insufficient training when it comes to dealing with sexual incidents in their units.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Victims in the military who are sexually assaulted can face career discrimination and humiliation once the crime is reported.