Accessible Justice? Rape Victimisation and Psychosocial Disability

Louise Ellison, Vanessa Munro, Katrin Hohl & Paul Wallang
In a context in which research evidence indicates high rates of alleged sexual victimization amongst adults with psychosocial disabilities (PSD), this paper sets out to explore some of the challenges that are posed to the criminal justice system by these types of complainants. We do so by drawing upon rape allegation data recently collected by the London Metropolitan Police Service over a two month period. Our analysis of this snapshot of Metropolitan Police rape reporting...
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