Videos: Dr. Rebecca Campbell on the Neurobiology of Sexual Assault β€” Three-Part Interview

​In December 2012, Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University, gave a seminar in NIJ's Research for the Real World series that brought together research on the neurobiology of trauma and the criminal justice response to sexual assault. Before the seminar, we sat down with Dr. Campbell for a three-part interview covering:

  • Trauma versus lying: How can law enforcement tell the difference?
  • How did you become interested in this type of work?
  • What is the impact of this training on law enforcement?
  • What is secondary victimization?
  • Differences between victims who report and those who don't
  • Benefits of understanding traumatic memory and victim behavior
  • What changes can improve the investigation and strengthen the case?
  • Who benefits from learning about the neurobiology of trauma?
  • Describe your current project
  • What are the next steps in this field of research

Watch the full seminar The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Implications for First Responders in Law Enforcement, Prosecution, and Victim Advocacy.

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