Ersi Abaci Kalfoglou

Istanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University

Prof. Ersi Abacı Kalfoğlu got her Ph.D. in forensic sciences, following a graduate degree in medical biochemistry. She taught at the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Istanbul University, and was the primary investigator of the Forensic Haemogenetics Department for 20 years. Prof. Kalfoğlu has spent the last years of her career specializing in Forensic Sciences and specifically sexual abuse and its consequences. She is the author of numerous articles on the subject, published in English and Turkish Scientific Journals. Being aware of the difficulties that sexual assault victims and survivors are facing, she founded a center for sexual assault victims in Turkey, which now operates in Istanbul, under Yeni Yüzyil University within the Forensic Sciences Research Center which she directs.

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Sexual assault can be considered as expression of aggression through sex. This, in turn, can have serious negative effects on a survivor’s social and occupational functioning. This book has been organized towards that specific approach, by compiling the scientific work of very well-known scientists from all over the world. The psychological victimization of sexual assault, the physiological aspect of sexual abuse and the different attitudes in coping with sexual assault based on different cultural backgrounds are analyzed. Having in mind that one solution may not necessarily be suitable for all cases, we hope that this book will open a debate on sexual assault for future practice and policy and that it will be a step forward to ‘break the silence’.

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