Issue 31 | February 13, 2012
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New UNODC forensic guidelines target "date rape" and similar criminal assaults

1 February 2012 - Many people, especially young people, have fallen victim to criminal assault, including sexual assault, as a result of being drugged.

In drug-facilitated crimes, victims are incapacitated or rendered unconscious by the effects of intoxicating drugs. There has been a significant increase in reports of drug-facilitated crime worldwide.

Unfortunately, the nature and extent of the problem is not well established owing to a scarcity of accurate data. [Read More]


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