Military prosecutors and defense attorneys must both interact with traumatic case material stemming from victims, offenders, or evidence tied to a sexual offense. The context of the attorney's specific duties makes them susceptible to different types of indirect or "Secondary Traumatic Stress" [STS] stemming from the litigation. At base, STS generically describes the manner in which a person can be traumatized simply from hearing or being exposed to someone else's trauma or implementations that caused it.
11 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 487 (2014).