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experiences and perspectives on justice. Building on existing distinctions between types of rape case based on the relationship between victim-survivor and accused (Hester and Lilley 2017) the results suggest age and gender are significant factors in how sexual violence, and the criminal justice system (CJS), is experienced. While younger women and girls were disproportionately affected by certain types of sexual violence case and more likely to come into contact with the CJS compared to men and older women, they were not necessarily more
likely to achieve a conviction. The findings also confirm that some of the most vulnerable victims-survivors of sexual violence, especially those with poor mental health, are still not achieving criminal justice. Victims-survivors from BME or LGBTQ+ groups are underrepresented within the CJS, implying these groups are not seeking a criminal justice response in the same way as ‘white’ heterosexual victims-survivors.
- SPS Centre for Gender and Violence Research
- criminal justice
- sexual violence
Hester, M., Abrahams, H. A., Aghtaie, N., Bates, L., Eisenstadt, N., Gangoli, G., Matolcsi, A., Mulvihill, N., Patsios, D., Turner, W., Walker, S., Williamson, E., Robinson, A., McPhee, D., Rumney, P., Williams, A., Sterk, G. & Magnusson, L.
1/10/15 → 18/05/18