The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault

Here’s another live event in DC that will also be webcast (although it will be an archived one, not in real time like yesterday’s post): Dr. Rebecca Campbell will be speaking on October 29th from 10-11:30 am. Her presentation will be The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: Implications for First Responders in Law Enforcement, Prosecution and Victim Advocacy. It’s part of the National Institute of Justice’s Research for the Real World seminar series (past recordings are available here).

From the announcement:

Who: Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University

When: Monday, October 29, 2012, 10-11:30 a.m. ET

Where: Office of Justice Programs, 3rd Floor Ballroom, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Contact Yolanda Curtis at or 202-305-2554

Description: Dr. Campbell will bring together research on the neurobiology of trauma and the criminal justice response to sexual assault. She will explain the underlying neurobiology of traumatic events, its emotional and physical manifestation, and how these processes can impact the investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults. Real-world, practical implications will be examined for first responders, such as law enforcement, nurses, prosecutors, and advocates.

The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security.

If you are unable to attend the seminar in person, you can listen to a recording at a few weeks after the seminar takes place.

(And to my friends and colleagues observing the holiday today, G’mar tov…)