Supporting women and girls through the criminal justice system
Join Dr Jessica Taylor in exploring how the criminal justice system and Family Courts blame and pathologise women and girls who have been subjected to violence and abuse.
• How the structures, laws, techniques and procedures used in the investigation and prosecution of sexual offenses frequently blames the victim rather than the perpetrator.
• Why sexual offenses are the least reported crime.
• Research showing how sexual and domestic violence trials are heavily biased against women and girls.
• How to support women and girls who have been subjected to violence but are treated as the offender by the Courts as their character and behaviour are scrutinised.
Dr Taylor is a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in exploring and challenging the way women and girls are blamed and pathologised for being subjected to male violence.
Anyone with an interest in the victim blaming endemic in the Courts. Professionals, volunteers and members of the public are welcome.
This event is part of the VictimFocus open training programme.