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Guidelines for Police Training on Violence Against Women and Child Abuse

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Presents an overview of violence against women and child abuse. It covers eight specific issues:

• Gender, human rights and the law

• Police attitudes and sensitisation

• Crime prevention approaches to repeat victimisation

• Perspectives on offender profiling

• Evidence and investigation techniques

• Medical and forensic evidence and investigation procedures

• Liaison with non-police organisations

• Statistics, data collection and case management



The authors also introduce training modules on rape, other sexual offences, domestic violence, child abuse and protection as models of good practice from selected Commonwealth countries.



This book is a revision and update of the original edition which was published in 1989. The first two chapters are entirely new and have been added at the request of police officers.



The first edition was hailed by the UN Rapporteur as ‘a useful guide which is used in the Commonwealth and beyond.’

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Medical and forensic evidence procedures

A number of countries in the Commonwealth have attempted to ameliorate this problem, seeking to render the medical examination required for the gathering of the vital evidence as comfortable as practically possible. It is preferable that medical evidence be obtained in a health or other nonpolice setting in order to provide a more pleasant atmosphere in which to examine the woman or child. The aim is to provide the woman or child with a trained expert so that her examination produces the best possible evidence.

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