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Supporting rape survivors through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme: An exploration of English and Welsh Independent Sexual Violence Advisors’ experiences

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posted on 06.09.2019 by Olivia Smith, Jessica Galey
English and Welsh responses to rape have long been critically examined, leading to attempted improvements in the criminal justice system. Despite this, little attention has been paid to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) and the difficulties applying it to rape. To begin addressing this gap, researchers interviewed three, and qualitatively surveyed 22, Independent Sexual Violence Advisors. The findings suggest that CICS may not only reinforce rape myths and disadvantage vulnerable survivors, but is also a source of validation and contributes to survivor justice. The study, while exploratory, therefore, highlights the need for further discussion about rape survivor compensation.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Violence Against Women

Volume

24

Issue

9

Pages

1091 - 1109

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© The Authors

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Olivia Smith and Jessica Galey, Supporting Rape Survivors Through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme: An Exploration of English and Welsh Independent Sexual Violence Advisors’ Experiences, Violence Against Women (24, 9) pp. 1091-1109. Copyright © 2017 (The Authors). DOI: 10.1177/1077801217727373. Users who receive access to an article through a repository are reminded that the article is protected by copyright. Users may download and save a local copy of an article accessed in an institutional repository for the user's personal reference.

Publication date

2017-10-25

Copyright date

2017

ISSN

1077-8012

eISSN

1552-8448

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Olivia Smith

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