The justice system is failing victims and survivors of sexual violence

Walker, Tammi, Foster, Alison, Majeed-Ariss, Rabiya and Horvath, Miranda A. H. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4363-4575 (2020) The justice system is failing victims and survivors of sexual violence. The Psychologist . ISSN 0952-8229 [Article] (Published online first)

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Abstract

Tammi Walker, Alison Foster, Rabiya Majeed-Ariss and Miranda Horvath on a role for psychologists in improving processes and protection around rape cases.

The justice system in England and Wales continues to fail survivors of sexual violence. Official figures from the Crown Prosecution Service and Police highlight the ongoing problem of attrition of rape cases from the criminal justice system. Here, we outline the limitations of the endless cycle of reviews in response to the poor treatment of survivors. We argue that solutions which could lead to significant improvements for survivors of sexual violence are possible.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS)
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Forensic Psychology Research Group
Item ID: 31570
Notes on copyright: This is a the final accepted version of the following article: Walker, Tammi, Foster, Alison, Majeed-Ariss, Rabiya and Horvath, Miranda A. H. (2020) The justice system is failing victims and survivors of sexual violence. The Psychologist . ISSN 0952-8229. Published online at: https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/justice-system-failing-victims-and-survivors-sexual-violence
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Depositing User: Miranda Horvath
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 11:37
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 18:06
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31570

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