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Meet the prosecutor pushing for better sex education

A limitation of the criminal justice system, ACT-based prosecutor and author Katrina Marson says, is that it is reactive to misconduct such as sexual violence. A more stringent and proactive approach to education is needed nationwide, she argues  so as to improve sexual wellbeing and reduce harassment and assault.

user iconRobyn Tongol 04 November 2022 Podcast
Meet the prosecutor pushing for better sex education
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On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by ACT Director of Public Prosecutions senior prosecutor Katrina Marson, who is also the author of Legitimate Sexpectations: The Power of Sex Ed. Ms Marson discusses her vocational journey as a prosecutor, why such work is personally and professionally meaningful, the limitations of the criminal justice system and the need to rebalance the burden of responsibility in reducing crime.

Ms Marson also delves into what new and improved education about sex could look like, societal receptiveness to the need for better education, ensuring that Australians across the board are exposed to age-appropriate teachings about sexual wellbeing, the broader social implications for improvements in the education system, the role of lawyers in elevating appropriate standards, how best to have “shame-free” conversations, and the broader duties of Australian legal professionals.



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