Reply to article "Receiving a forensic medical exam without participating in the criminal justice process: what will it mean?".

Research paper by Kimberly A KA Lonsway, Joanne J Archambault

Indexed on: 04 Jun '11Published on: 04 Jun '11Published in: Journal of Forensic Nursing


The Implications of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) pertaining to medical forensic exams are thoroughly explored in this analysis. The authors were motivated to write this article as a follow-up to a paper by Price (2010) previously published in the Journal of Forensic Nursing. Given the critical importance of this topic to forensic nursing, further examination of this issue is warranted, as a means of clarifying key issues, as well as addressing implications for the criminal justice and community response systems alike.