Women, rape and the criminal justice system - Appendix 4

Notes

  1. Announced by Barbara Mills, QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, in her speech to a one-day conference on 21 February 2019, entitled "Justice for victims: the influence of the victim on the criminal justice system", organised by Victim Support.
  2. The National standards for the supervision of offenders in the community, provide for victims of serious sexual or violent offences to have the right to be asked to be kept informed of sentence progress and to have their concerns about release taken into account (Home Office, Department of Health and Welsh Office, 1995)
  3. From Spring 1997, under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, victims will no longer be required to give evidence at committal hearings in magistrates' courts.
  4. From 1996, there was a Witness Service operating in each Crown Court centre in England and Wales.

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Home Office, Department of Health and Welsh Office (1995). National standards for the supervision of offenders in the community. London: Home Office.

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Mirrless-Black, C. and Budd, T. (1996). Services to victims: findings from the 1994 British Crime Survey Home Office Research and Statistics Directorate research bulletin no. 38, pp. 27-35.

Raine, J. W. and Willson, M. J. (1994). Conditional bail or bail with conditions?: the use and effectiveness of bail conditions. Birmingham: University of Birmingham School of Public Policy.

Victim Support. Rape and sexual assault: information for women (leaflet). London: Victim Support.

Victim Support (1987). Supporting female victims of sexual assault: training manual. London: Victim Support.

Victim Support (1994). Women victims of sexual violence: training package. London: Victim Support.

Victim Support (1995a). Code of practice 1995. London: Victim Support.

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