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Forthcoming Events at the JDI Institute for Global City Policing:The Investigation of Rape in London

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Nunn Hall, UCL Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

18:15 - 20:00

The investigation of rape is especially challenging. Consistently high attrition rates, and low conviction rates, have led to continuous debate. The focus has been on the procedures and training to make improvements, yet there is still a concern that victims of sexual assault have been failed on a systematic basis for far too long. In this seminar leading researchers in the field explore the police response to rape from the perspective of the police. What do those charged with investigating rape think about the process? Is training sufficient to deal with the issues raised by this most difficult of crimes? What are the kinds of difficulties investigators’ face in addressing rape allegations? Ultimately, how can policing response to rape be improved, and how will we know it is getting better?

Free and open to all, for registration and further details please click here

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