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On SAGE Insight: Reporting rape: Victim perspectives on advocacy support in the criminal justice process

From Criminology and Criminal Justice Concerns about the criminal justice response to rape have prompted the development of victim advocacy services. This article draws upon a study evaluating an innovative advocacy model introduced in Scotland to assist reporting rape to … Continue reading

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Racial disparities in legal outcomes: On policing, charging decisions, and criminal trial proceedings

From Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS) 2014 was replete with social unrest to protest police brutality and racial inequality. With many calling for policy reform to improve race problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, this research … Continue reading

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Male police officers’ law enforcement preferences in cases of intimate partner violence

Male police officers’ law enforcement preferences in cases of intimate partner violence versus non-intimate interpersonal violence Do sexist attitudes and empathy matter? From Criminal Justice and Behavior The police have one of the most important roles in combating intimate partner violence … Continue reading

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Upgrading electronic monitoring, downgrading probation

Upgrading electronic monitoring, downgrading probation: Reconfiguring ‘offender management’ in England and Wales From European Journal of Probation Under the Coalition Government which came to power in Britain in May 2010, major changes in the community supervision of offenders are underway … Continue reading

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Less educated police officers are found to be more likely to use force

The effect of higher education on police behaviorFrom From Police Quarterly Police scholars and practitioners have long called for the adoption of a college education requirement for police officers as a condition of employment. Since the professional movement in the early … Continue reading

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