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06 Oct ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Sexual Violence & Intellectual Disability Imagine that you go through a deeply harrowing experience. Imagine that in the immediate aftermath of such experience people start showering you with questions, asking you to tell them the nitty-gritty of what has happened to you. Not once, not twice, but over and over again....

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22 Sep ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Furry friends help crime victims Crime has a far-reaching and long-lasting impact on those who suffer it. Recovering from physical, emotional, psychological trauma can take weeks, months, years. Sometimes, it can take a lifetime. In the often arduous journey towards healing, being able to rely on...

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15 Sep ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Nonconsensual pornography Technology comes both as a blessing and as a curse. A form of crime which is becoming increasingly popular in our digital age is nonconsensual pornography. 'Nonconsensual pornography involves the distribution of sexually graphic images of individuals without their consent. This includes images originally obtained...

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08 Sep ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Do you know what victimisation surveys are? You may have heard the expression 'dark figure of crime'. When we speak of the 'dark figure of crime' we are referring to all those crimes that go unreported, or are not recorded by the authorities. In other words, we...

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25 Aug ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Can a horse boost the people's confidence in the police? Researchers at the University of Oxford say that it can. While distrust of police is rampant in many countries worldwide, there seem to be ways to increase the public's confidence in the police forces. One of them is...

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18 Aug ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Children: The Invisible Victims of DV (from Behind Closed Doors The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children) The devastating effects of domestic violence on women are well documented. Far less is known about the impact on children who witness a parent or caregiver being subjected to violence...

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