When your work requires that you focus on sexual offending it can make you more aware of the risks your family faces and more worried about them. We all need to find a balance between our work, ourselves, and our home life. This video filmed at The Clear Lines Festival is a great resource for any […]
Yes. Therapy isn’t just in the best-interests of complainants; investigators and prosecutors need to recognise that it is an asset to the case. A supported complainant who has been given resources to cope with their trauma is less likely to
Conviction rates for rape is one of the measures we use to assess the extent to which victims are receiving justice in our courts. In this interview with the BBC’s Inside Out I explain why educating juries about the realities of rape may be necessary to empower juries to deliver justice in our courts.
A flexible thinker. Personally I’d want you to have a jury full of people who are flexible enough to hear the evidence and then come to a decision based on that evidence than a group of people who
In cases that lack any other type of evidence and boil down to one person’s word against another’s the ‘character’ of the complainant and the defendant can often dominate the case. This is unfortunate because
Probably not. Hearing details about abuse and working closely with people who are traumatised by abuse is likely to affect anyone. My approach to working in this space and staying healthy is to
No. Most people like to think that they are good a spotting a liar. But we’re rubbish at it and we are particularly rubbish when it comes to something as complex as sexual abuse. If we are honest with ourselves