Dr. Diane Daane

June 1, 2011 at 7:15 am

Giving a voice to victims of sexual assault is what drives Dr. Diane Daane, professor of criminal justice. Her areas of expertise are criminal law, sexual assault, women and crime, and victimology. She is committed to using her expertise to break through the challenges facing such victims, as well as address the challenges that surround the secondary survivors of such assaults.

Her articles and chapters, most recently “Victim Response to Sexual Assault” and “The Ripple Effect: Secondary Sexual Assault Survivors,” in the Frances P. Reddington and Betsy Wright Kreisel book Sexual Assault: The Victims, the Perpetrators, and the Criminal Justice System, specifically convey her efforts to combatting the stigma, the struggle and the stress.

She was also instrumental in creating USC Upstate’s new minor in Child Advocacy Studies, one of only nine in the United States. Her continued efforts to provide a voice for the victims helps USC Upstate stay ahead of the curve in service to those who feel they have no where to turn.