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SJF Briefing: Beyond Glass Walls: How Domestic Abuse Victims Experience the Criminal Justice Process in Scotland

Published: 2021

Summary

Scottish Justice Fellowship Briefing

Beyond Glass Walls: How Domestic Abuse Victims Experience the Criminal Justice Process in Scotland by Dr Emma Forbes, University of Glasgow.

This briefing paper is a synopsis of doctoral research which explored how victims of domestic abuse experience the criminal justice process. It highlights Scotland’s policy and legislative response to this issue and the experience of female victims who report domestic abuse to the police. Progress on the public stage is juxtaposed with the private struggle of individuals who continue to face barriers to justice. The concept of ‘tertiary justice’ is introduced based on the research finding new harms to victims of criminal justice engagement.