8.4 A. Research and Evaluations


MPA Domestic Violence Board Annual Report

Metropolitan Police Association (2009)

The second annual report of the board considers the reports submitted, the questions asked and the discussions that have taken place. It highlights the work that takes place within the different London boroughs and makes recommendations for improvements.

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Service Provision for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Hester, M. and Westmarland, N. (2006)

This study analysed 692 perpetrator profiles held by Northumbria Police and conducted 17 interviews with perpetrators in the Northumbria police force area to explore what happened when perpetrators had been reported to the police for domestic violence.

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The attrition of rape allegations in London:  A review


Metropolitan Police (2007) 

In order to better understand why so few allegations of rape result in successful prosecutions (‘attrition’), this report presents an end-to-end review of the criminal justice outcomes of 677 rape allegations previously explored in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) 2005 Rape Review.

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Without Consent: HMCPSI and HMIC thematic report

HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (2007)

In 2002, HMIC and HMCPSI published a joint thematic inspection report on the investigation and prosecution of rape offences. The report made a total of 18 recommendations and three suggestions to improve the investigation of rape cases by the police. This review was conducted to assess progress against the recommendations and suggestions of the 2002 inspection.

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Results of Home Office Survey of Police Data Collection on Domestic Violence: summary of findings

Home Office (2006)

Thirty police forces submitted responses to the survey of domestic violence data collection. Not all forces responded to individual questions, therefore the percentages use the total number of actual responses to each question as the denominator

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Evaluation Report: MPS domestic violence training

MPS Training Standards Unit (2005)

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the MPS Domestic Violence Training Programme. The evaluation examined the ‘inputs’ or ‘enablers’ of the training programme: identification of needs, training design, implementation and delivery. However, the main focus was on ‘outcomes’: how participants reacted to the training, application of their learning in the workplace, and crucially, the impact of the training on organisational results and MPS service delivery.

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‘Getting away with it’: a strategic overview of domestic violence sexual assault and ‘serious’ incident analysis domestic violence offenders

MPS (2004)

This analysis presents the MPS and the criminal justice system as a whole with an opportunity to learn the lessons about domestic violence offenders and become more proactive and intelligence-led around prevention, protection and enforcement in the future.

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PREVENTION NOT PREDICTION? A preliminary evaluation of the Metropolitan Police Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Model (SPECSS+)

Humphreys, C. et al. (2005)

This report provides a process evaluation to shed light on how the implementation of the SPECSS+ risk assessment model is proceeding. It considers what lessons can be learnt to inform future phases of implementation and whether and under what circumstances it could be recommended to other forces.

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The Paradox of Women Arrested for Domestic Violence: criminal justice professionals and service providers respond

Miller, S. (2001)

Increasingly, women are being arrested for domestic violence charges as part of dual arrests (when their partner is also arrested) or as a result of their own actions. This article explores this issue by examining one state's experience, using interview data from criminal justice professionals and service providers who deal directly with women arrested for domestic violence charges.

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