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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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Overview of violence to women and sexual exploitation and abuse of children

Violence against women and children is widespread, even in societies that have little formal knowledge of it. Globally, gender-based violence is a major issue. The United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, defined gender-based violence as a form of discrimination that seriously inhibits women's ability to enjoy rights and freedoms on a basis of equality with men.

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