Justice and Research Evidence

Event Date: 17 June 2014
Room B34
Birbeck, University London
Malet Street,
Bloomsbury,
London WC1E 7HX

Birkbeck School of Law presents:

Justice and Research Evidence

Examining the use of research evidence to police rape cases.
Panel: Professor Betsy Stanko, Paul Turnbull and Harriet Wistrich (Birnberg Peirce & Partners).
Why Tell Law: There is great debate about why rape is so difficult to prosecute in England and Wales. It is very low compared to the increasing number of allegations being reported to the police. Just earlier this month the CPS and the Police published an action plan to improve their working relationship with the hope this would result in more convictions. This talk raises a number of key questions not only about the response of the criminal justice system to these rape complaints, but to the very heart of what rape ‘is’ as a criminal offence. Professor Betsy Stanko will give the main presentation which will be discussed by Harriet Wistrich and Paul Turnbull.

Welcome and introduction by Paul Turnbull:

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Betsy Stanko:

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Harriet Wistrich:

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Audience Questions:

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