School of Criminology

JiCSAV: Justice in Covid-19 for Sexual Abuse and Violence

Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on criminal justice journeys of adult and child survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault.

Dr Emma Sleath is currently leading the police element to this £200k funded project by the Economic and Research Council (as part of the UKRI Rapid Response to Covid-19). The project will draw on survivors’ and other criminal justice system stakeholders’ perspectives and experiences of (changes to) policies and practices in relation to sexual offences cases during the Covid-19 pandemic. From this knowledge, we will aim to make recommendations for criminal justice policy and practice in England and Wales in relation to sexual offences, in particular, any innovations that may be of value post-pandemic.

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