On trial: The line of questioning in sexual assault cases
Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place Legal Director, spoke to CBC’s The Current about the defence’s line of questioning in sexual assault cases. Listen to this broadcast, which aired January 23, 2015, in which Pamela challenges a defence lawyer on questioning sexual assault survivors and discusses an Alberta Court of Appeal decision to overturn a sexual assault conviction.
The broadcast refers to Jill Amery, a survivor who took the stand in 2003 in her own sexual assault case. Jill’s story is available on the The Current’s site as well. It includes explicit information about the assault against her and the trial ordeal that followed.