Intelligent rape investigation and prosecution – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 7th, 2012 in news, police, prosecutions, rape, reports by sally

“It was widely reported last week that rape cases were not being properly investigated by the police. This followed the publication of a sensible and non-inflammatory joint report by the CPS inspectorate and the Inspectorate of Constabularies called Forging the links: Rape investigation and prosecution. News was that poor record keeping, writing off crimes and intelligence failings means that the police are insufficiently robust in pursuing complaints and miss evidence of serial rapists. It was not all bad news and it’s worth looking at what the report actually had to say rather than the headlines.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th March 2012