Review of tackling perpetrators of violence against women

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Professor Marianne Hester and her colleagues at the University of Bristol have been commissioned by the Home Office to compile the research and related evidence for a Review of what additional powers the Criminal Justice System might need to control the activities of perpetrators of gender based violence (including domestic violence and stalking, ‘honour’-based violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, rape, sexual assault, sex trafficking, prostitution and elder abuse).  The Review is linked to the Government’s consultation on how to combat violence specifically against women and girls, and overcoming its debilitating impact on individuals, families and communities (Together We Can End Violence Against Women And Girls, Home Office, March 2009).  It is being prepared for the Home Secretary, and carried out under the auspices of Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), through Chief Constable Brian Moore (ACPO lead on domestic violence).

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