Scotland country report: different systems, similar outcomes?Tracking attrition in reported rape cases in 11 European countries

This report looks at attrition in Scotland. Attrition – the process by which the majority of reported rape cases fail to reach trial – has become a critical research and policy issue. In virtually all countries where major studies have been published, substantial increases in reporting have not been...

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Main Author: Burman, Michèle (Author)
Other Authors: Kelly, Liz (Author); Lovett, Jo
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
Published: London Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University 2009
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Summary:This report looks at attrition in Scotland. Attrition – the process by which the majority of reported rape cases fail to reach trial – has become a critical research and policy issue. In virtually all countries where major studies have been published, substantial increases in reporting have not been matched by rises in prosecutions, resulting in a falling conviction rate. Whilst this pattern has been documented in two previous Daphne projects (Regan & Kelly, 2003), it was not universal across Europe. This report forms part of a wider project funded by the EU Commission which is analysing the similarities and differences in attrition processes across 11 countries with varying judicial systems and socio-legal cultures; it is the first study to do this.
Physical Description:1 Online-Ressource (10 Seiten)
DOI:10.15496/publikation-28709