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Justice Journeys Informing policy and practice through lived experience of victim‐survivors of rape and serious sexual assault

Published: August 2019

Summary

This report documents the journeys of the victim-survivors interviewed as they navigated the Scottish criminal justice system. It begins with the decision to report to the police and continues through to reporting, investigation, prosecution, trial and court verdict. The research did not intend to consider sentencing, though views on this are included where they are available. Finally, consideration is given to the question of what ‘achieving justice’ looks like for victim-survivors of rape and sexual assault and recommendations for future policy and practice are made.