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"Putting Trials on Trial" Public Lecture with Professor Elaine Craig

Sexual assault survivors often distrust and fear the criminal justice process; as a result, over 90% of sexual assaults go unreported in Canada. Sadly, the survivors' fears are well founded. At this event, Professor Elaine Craig of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University will talk about her new book, Putting Trials on Trial: Sexual Assault and the Failure of the Legal Profession. It's a thorough evaluation of the legal culture and courtroom practices prevalent in sexual assault prosecutions, and it gives specific ways in which lawyers and judges should improve the sexual assault trial process without compromising the rights of the accused.

A Q&A with Prof. Craig and a book signing will follow the lecture.

Categories

Staff Interest, Alumni & Friends, Student Interest, Faculty Interest

Time

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Location

Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd.

Cost

Free and open to the public

Contact

jane.doucet@dal.ca