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Rape, inequality and the criminal justice response in England: The importance of age and gender (2019)
Journal Article
Lilley-Walker, S., Hester, M., McPhee, D., & Patsios, D. (in press). Rape, inequality and the criminal justice response in England: The importance of age and gender. Criminology and Criminal Justice, https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895819863095

© The Author(s) 2019. This article draws upon quantitative and content analysis of 585 reports of rape recorded within two police force areas in England in 2010 and in 2014 tracking individual incidents to eventual outcome to examine the impact, if a... Read More about Rape, inequality and the criminal justice response in England: The importance of age and gender.

A police specialist rape investigation unit: a comparative analysis of performance and victim care (2019)
Journal Article
Rumney, P. N., McPhee, D., Fenton, R. A., & Williams, A. (in press). A police specialist rape investigation unit: a comparative analysis of performance and victim care. Policing and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2019.1566329

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article examines quantitative and qualitative data in an analysis of the workings of a specialist rape investigation unit and compares its performance with a non-specialist... Read More about A police specialist rape investigation unit: a comparative analysis of performance and victim care.

Specialist rape investigation, complex victim vulnerability and partnership working (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Rumney, P., & McPhee, D. (2018, June). Specialist rape investigation, complex victim vulnerability and partnership working. Paper presented at Taming the Wicked: The Role of Partnerships in DemandingTimes

The working practices and performance of specialist rape investigation units is an under-researched area. This paper examines data derived from analysis of 441 police case files involving a specialist rape investigation unit and non-specialist compar... Read More about Specialist rape investigation, complex victim vulnerability and partnership working.

Exploring complex victim vulnerability and rape investigations in England and Wales (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Rumney, P., & McPhee, D. (2018, March). Exploring complex victim vulnerability and rape investigations in England and Wales. Paper presented at Socio Legal Studies Association Annual Conference

The existing research literature suggests that rape cases involving a victim who has an inherent or situational vulnerability such as mental illness or involvement in prostitution tend to have higher levels of attrition and victim withdrawal compared... Read More about Exploring complex victim vulnerability and rape investigations in England and Wales.

A comparative analysis of a specialist rape investigation unit (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Rumney, P., McPhee, D., & Fenton, R. A. (2017, April). A comparative analysis of a specialist rape investigation unit. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference

Most police forces in England and Wales make use of specialist rape or sexual assault investigation units. Yet, there is little robust research concerning the impact of such units or their efficacy compared to a non-specialist policing response. This... Read More about A comparative analysis of a specialist rape investigation unit.

A comparative analysis of operation bluestone: A specialist rape investigation unit - final report
Report
Rumney, P., McPhee, D., Fenton, R. A., Williams, A., & Solle, J. A comparative analysis of operation bluestone: A specialist rape investigation unit - final report

Most police forces in England and Wales make use of specialist rape or sexual assault investigation units. Yet, there is little robust research concerning the impact of such units or their efficacy compared to a non-specialist policing response. This... Read More about A comparative analysis of operation bluestone: A specialist rape investigation unit - final report.


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