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Review of the CPS violence against women and girls report

Review of the CPS violence against women and girls report
Published on: 16 September 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Review of the CPS violence against women and girls report
  • What were the main findings of the CPS report?
  • What did the report say about the new offence of ‘revenge porn’ and how successful has this new offence been in clamping down on these crimes?
  • What did the report say about the new offence of ‘coercive and controlling behaviour’? How successful has this new offence been in clamping down on these crimes?
  • How successful has the new approach to rape prosecutions proven?
  • What issues were identified by the report (eg under reporting of offence, lack of funding for support services, etc) and what steps should be taken to combat this?
  • Would anonymity in the media for women coming forward to report crimes of this kind go some way towards eradicating these concerns?
  • Were there any other interesting trends/developments included in the report?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: What are the main issues covered in the CPS violence against women and girls report? Mandip Ghai, a senior legal officer at Rights of Women, discusses how the report is very statistical and focuses on the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), but does not explore in any great depth problems within other parts of the criminal justice system or the impact wider issues. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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