Category: Impact of victimisation

Judy Finnigan sparks outrage over Ched Evans rape comments – ITV News

Convicted rapist Ched Evans may be returning to professional football on his release from prison. Whilst discussing the issues surrounding whether someone should be able to return to their career after prison, Finnigan reportedly said of the rape: ‘He didn’t cause any bodily harm to the person’ and that the victim ‘had far too much to drink’. Judy Finnigan sparks outrage… Read more →

Are victims the poor relation in the CJS?

Title: The Victim’s Tale: Tonight
Channel Name: ITV
Date: Monday 29 Nov 2010 at 20:00
Description: Fiona Foster investigates whether victims are the poor relation in the criminal justice system and meets families who have been let down by the system. [S]

Child sexual exploitation in Rotherham: full report

In August 2014, an Independent Inquiry was published into serious failures linked with the abuse of more than 1400 children in Rotherham (in Yorkshire, UK). Unsurprisingly, this attracted a lot of media attention. You can read the full report here, and make your own mind up about the mistakes and lessons learned: Pay particular attention to instances of victim… Read more →

Vicarious liability

Title: Unreliable Evidence
Channel Name: BBC Radio 4
Date: Wednesday 12 Dec 2012 at 20:00
Description: Who’s to Blame?: In the wake of recent abuse stories, Clive Anderson discusses the legal liability of organisations for the crimes and misbehaviours of people who work for them.