Prosecuting domestic assault: victims failing courts, or courts failing victims?

@inproceedings{Cretney1997ProsecutingDA,
  title={Prosecuting domestic assault: victims failing courts, or courts failing victims?},
  author={Antonia Cretney and Gwynn Davis},
  year={1997}
}
The attempted prosecution of domestic assault gives rise to considerable frustration within the ranks of the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), a frustration attributed to victims' tendency to withdraw their co-operation with the prosecution effort. The authors report on an empirical investigation which, while it confirmed the high withdrawal rate, also identified routine charge reduction to s.39, trivialisation of the woman's experience in accounts of the violence presented to the… CONTINUE READING

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