Improving the response to victims of violence

12th November 2019

Lead institution:
Cardiff University

According to annual figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), each year approximately 1.2 million female victims and 700,000 male victims disclose experiencing domestic violence. Yet, before 2002, the UK evidence base on ‘what works’ for victims of domestic and sexual violence was very limited. Dr Amanda Robinson conducted a series of inter-related research projects, to identify effective working practices and to measure outcomes. The provision of services for victims of domestic and sexual violence has changed quite considerably in Wales, the UK and the EU during the past decade, and the evidence produced by Dr Robinson’s research has played a key role in these developments. Three of the seven policy objectives listed in the 2008 UK Government report ‘Saving Lives, Reducing Harm, Protecting the Public’ used evidence from Dr Robinson’s research. 

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