SAVE takes on "Believe the Victim"

SAVE has started a campaign to challenge the presumption of guilt inherent in "victim-centered" sexual assault imvestigations found here. Excerpt:

'Due process and the presumption of innocence are being threatened by efforts to:

1. Remove key protections from the accused
2. Eliminate use of the words “alleged” and “allegedly“
3. Refer to the complainant as the “victim”
4. Instruct investigators to “believe the victim”

Believe the victim” provides the ideological foundation for three related investigational approaches: “Start by Believing, “victim-centered investigations” and “trauma-informed” response.'

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