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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.

Purported false allegations of rape, child abuse and non-sexual violence: Nature, characteristics and implications (2017)
Journal Article
Rumney, P., & McCartan, K. (2017). Purported false allegations of rape, child abuse and non-sexual violence: Nature, characteristics and implications. Journal of Criminal Law, 81(6), 497-520. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022018317746789

The subject of false rape allegations is a subject shrouded in anxiety, confusion and misunderstanding. Despite a growing body of quality research there continue to be significant gaps in our knowledge about the topic, including the phenomenon of fal... Read More about Purported false allegations of rape, child abuse and non-sexual violence: Nature, characteristics and implications.

Police responses to sexual abuse (2017)
Other
Rumney, P. (2017). Police responses to sexual abuse

This talk examined the way in which the police investigate allegations of child sexual abuse and how the criminal justice process has changed to take account of the specific needs of children.

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.

Perceptions of consent in adult male rape: Evidence-based and inclusive policy making (2016)
Book Chapter
Rumney, P., & Hanley, N. (2016). Perceptions of consent in adult male rape: Evidence-based and inclusive policy making. In N. Wake, A. Reed, & C. Ashford (Eds.), Legal Perspectives on State Power: Consent and ControlCambridge Scholars Publishing

Interest in evidence-based policy making in the UK and elsewhere has been documented over many years. There has also been much attention given to the issue of sexual violence from policy makers – virtually all of this attention has been gendered in t... Read More about Perceptions of consent in adult male rape: Evidence-based and inclusive policy making.

A review of evidence for bystander intervention to prevent sexual and domestic violence in universities (2016)
Report
Fenton, R. A., Mott, H. L., McCartan, K., & Rumney, P. (2016). A review of evidence for bystander intervention to prevent sexual and domestic violence in universities

This literature review is intended to be useful to a range of audiences. The 3 aims of the review are to: - set out the rationale for using a bystander approach in sexual and domestic violence prevention work at English universities - verify t... Read More about A review of evidence for bystander intervention to prevent sexual and domestic violence in universities.

Attitudes towards and understandings of sexual violence: A study of secondary school students and staff in Bristol (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Fenton, R. A., Rumney, P., & McCartan, K. (2015, June). Attitudes towards and understandings of sexual violence: A study of secondary school students and staff in Bristol. Paper presented at Understanding and responding to sexual harm perpetrated by youths research workshop

A research paper looking at work with secondary school students on their attitudes to sex, sexual harm and sexual harm policy.

Truth, orthodoxy and false rape allegations (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Rumney, P. (2015, April). Truth, orthodoxy and false rape allegations. Paper presented at Rape: Challenging the Orthodoxy

The phenomenon of false rape allegations is the subject of widespread controversy. It is an area littered with misunderstanding, myths and stereotypes. This paper will argue that two broad approaches have emerged in response to the subject. The first... Read More about Truth, orthodoxy and false rape allegations.

Lighthouse interim report (2015)
Report
McCartan, K., Hoggett, J., Funnell, C., Rumney, P., & Marcon, A. (2015). Lighthouse interim report

Debating rape (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Rumney, P. (2014, April). Debating rape. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference 2014

Debating Rape In October 2013, the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) hosted the inaugural debate in its ‘Debating Law’ series. The debate, entitled Is Rape Different? attracted much discussion, as well... Read More about Debating rape.

Myths, reality, and sexual violence: Changing attitudes, changing practice (2013)
Journal Article
Fenton, R. A., McCartan, K., Rumney, P., & Jones, J. (2013). Myths, reality, and sexual violence: Changing attitudes, changing practice

This paper describes an event held as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science and was funded by the ESRC and the University of the West of England (UWE). It took place on an afternoon in March 2013 in an inn... Read More about Myths, reality, and sexual violence: Changing attitudes, changing practice.


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