Rape Victims Routinely Set Up To Fail

“Why do the police spend so much time and resources setting victims up to fail?” (Professor of forensic psychology) “As a defence lawyer a primary objective is to rigorously test and challenge witness credibility” (UK QC) A decade ago I embarked on a journey to improve the standard of investigation for survivors of Rape and…

Inside Court 12: the complete story of the Belfast rape trial. Routinely setting victims up to fail

How ironic that the next post on this news feed is this piece reproduced courtesy of the Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/inside-court-12-the-complete-story-of-the-belfast-rape-trial-1.3443620 How it reinforces everything highlighted in the last post reproduced here for ease of reference: Rape Victims Routinely Set Up To Fail “Why do the police spend so much time and resources setting victims up…

Rape and DV Survivors-Preserving their Evidence

The attached case study compellingly sums up why we need to give more thought to the forensic cold-storage of victims testimony in those many cases where they don’t want any police involvement. Not just to better enable and protect them should they change their mind and become exposed to the adversarial active defence tactics of…