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The Scottish Institute for Policing Research has published a research summary of a project by researchers from the The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR). Oona Brooks and Deborah Kyle, both of the University of Glasgow, carried out research into dual reports of domestic abuse made to the…
Guidance on how NHS staff should deal with violent behaviour by children has been included in advice from the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (Nice) for the first time. The guidelines, which previously only dealt with people over the age of 16, now detail methods for dealing with aggression…
Doctors should ask men with mental health problems whether they have experienced or carried out domestic violence, researchers have said. A study found male patients visiting their GP with anxiety or depression were more likely to be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. The research, by the University of Bristol…
Equally safe is a consultation on proposals including to create specific offences concerning domestic abuse and the introduction of statutory jury directions in sexual offence cases. The Scottish Government is seeking views on the following five specific issues: 1) The question of whether the current criminal law reflects the true…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Counci (NISCC) is hosting a lunchtime seminar entitled “Tackling Domestic Abuse - Working inside and out of Criminal Justice/Early Intervention” presented by Kerry Malone of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI). The event is part of a series of free Lunchtime Seminars hosted by…
Former Call The Midwife star Jessica Raine has criticised the raft of dramas on TV in which "women get abused". The actress recently appeared as Jane Rochford in historical drama Wolf Hall, while police corruption series Line Of Duty - in which she starred as DC Georgia Trotman - is…
The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC) has been launched to ensure that women in Scotland who have or are experiencing gender based violence are able to access timely and appropriate legal advice and information. Women will be able to call the new centre’s helpline for legal information and advice on…
Children in Glasgow can become socialised into the city’s gang culture from as young as 12 years old, according to new research by University of the West of Scotland (UWS). UWS PhD student, Johanne Miller told the British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Glasgow on 15 April 2015 about the…
Police have apologised and withdrawn a poster launched as part of a campaign to help prevent rape and serious sex attacks in and around bars and clubs. Sussex Police issued the poster showing two young women posing for a selfie with the slogan: "Which one of your mates is most…
Proposals to help victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual offences have been announced in a consultation by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Speaking at the Scottish Women’s Aid conference in Edinburgh yesterday, the First Minister confirmed that the consultation would seek views on how legislation can be used to better support…
A new approach to supporting the hidden victims of domestic abuse in Scotland has received a cash boost of £869,000 from the Big Lottery Fund. Sacro will roll out the FearLess project in 18 of Scotland’s local authorities combining a domestic abuse helpline with intensive one to one support and…
A diagnosis of depression increases the risk of committing violent crime three-fold, research has shown. The study of nearly 50,000 people in Sweden found that 3.7% of men and 0.5% of women committed a violent crime after being identified as clinically depressed. This compared with 1.2% of men and 0.2%…
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