Published: February, 2012| Jennifer G. Long, JD, Jenifer Markowitz ND, RN

This presentation examines the devastating dynamics of sexual assault by an intimate partner including the use of power and control in a battering relationship. It provides an overview of intimate partner sexual assault, the impact on victims and the resulting behavior and the importance of a coordinated community response to this crime. Prosecutors and allied professionals will be better to recognize and respond to common challenges in these cases including the reluctant victim, victim intimidation and manipulation and confronting the misperceptions of the judge and jury.