A report published by the Fawcett Society’s Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System finds widespread discrimination in practices and attitudes towards women across the criminal justice system.
Why don’t women always call the police for help when they are experiencing domestic violence? View a detailed article which looks at police responses.
If you have experienced domestic violence and are concerned about continuing harrassment, you may find the answers to these questions useful.
If you have experienced domestic violence, you may find the answers to these questions about how the police respond to domestic violence useful.
A major deterrent to effective prosecution in the U.K. has been the time it takes to get to court. In some groundbreaking U.S. jurisdictions, offenders are taken back to court within 24 hours.
Find out the reasons why women may not always wish to proceed with prosecution of a perpetrator.
This article explains the powers of police under the law to arrest a perpetrator of domestic violence.
View the history of changes in police practice regarding both domestic violence and rape from 1986 onwards.