Direct Democracy proposal for Law - Civil and Criminal

Rape case judges to request a forensic criminal psychological assessment of the accused

In 2014, it seems apparent that rape victims are continuing to get less and less support from the police, the courts and from Parliament itself and that as a result, an ever-increasing number of rape cases collapse. Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to make it compulsory for judges involved in all rape cases, to request that the accused undergo a criminal forensic psychological assessment. Just as worrying is that recent independent surveys now conclude that 100% of female rape victims whose prosecutions were successful now say that if they had to do it again, they wouldn't.

For decades, the inclusion of independent criminal forensic psychological assessments have been standard procedure in ALL cases regarding hearings where adults are accused of abusing children [so as to adhere to the principal that the protection and the well-being of the child is paramount] and fundamentally, criminal forensic psychological assessments in child welfare cases also include psycho-sexual lie testing and unlike lie detector test results, the results of psychological lie tests are admissible as evidence and are so respected that judges have determined whole cases purely on criminal forensic psychological reports and, even if the report conflicts with the courts owned assigned officer's reports.

We do not see why the same principals that are used to protect children in welfare cases can not also be applied to protect both the victim and the accused in rape cases. After all, a criminal forensic psychological assessment that included psycho-sexuality lie testing would just as much influence the conviction a person who is guilty of rape, as it would influence their acquittal if innocent and so, we could also expect to see more confessions from those who are guilty and, at an earlier stage of the trial and this alone would have many benefits for victims, who would already be experiencing the highest levels of personal trauma.

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