Police Responses to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence in South Asian Communities

Gill, Aisha K. and Harrison, Karen (2016) Police Responses to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence in South Asian Communities. Policing, 10 (4). pp. 446-455. ISSN 1752-4512

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/police%2Fpaw027

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Abstract

Sexual abuse reporting rates, which are low in general, are thought to be even worse for those living within British South Asian communities. After brief consideration of why British South Asian women and children do not report sexual abuse, this article focuses on the working practices of the non-governmental agencies that support such women. It reflects on existing legislation and policy and makes several key recommendations with reference to how this, along with practice, should change. The findings indicate an urgent need for a national training programme, the implementation of mandatory healthy relationship programmes, enhanced community involvement, outreach work and the creation of victim groups and mentor schemes.

Keywords:sexual violence, Non-governmental Organisation, Police
Subjects:M Law > M990 Law not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:41976
Deposited On:12 Aug 2020 13:39

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