Rapists escaping justice because police surgeons not up to the job, say critics – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2011 in contracting out, doctors, examinations, forensic science, news, police, rape by sally

“Rape already arouses serious anxiety because so few attacks are reported to the police, conviction rates are low, and victims are subject to intrusive questioning in court. But now concerns are growing that rapists are escaping justice because doctors are failing to properly examine victims or record their injuries, depriving police of crucial forensic evidence. In other words, senior doctors fear that some forensic medical examiners (FMEs) are simply not up to the job.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk