Sexual violence in Ireland: the criminal justice system: a guide for vicitims

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/335752
Title:
Sexual violence in Ireland: the criminal justice system: a guide for vicitims
Authors:
Crilly, Mary
Citation:
Crilly, M., 2007. Sexual violence in Ireland: the criminal justice system: a guide for victims. Cork: Sexual Violence Centre.
Publisher:
Sexual Violence Centre, Cork
Issue Date:
Dec-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/335752
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
Mary Crilly Director, Sexual Violence Centre Cork I have been involved with the Sexual Violence Centre (Cork Rape Crisis Centre) since 1983. In that time, I have accompanied many women to Court and spoken with others about their experiences within the legal system. Considering there have been many changes in Irish law over the past twenty years, such as the Criminal Law Rape Amendment Act 1981 and 1990, the Criminal Law Sexual Offences Act 1993 and 2006, it would be reasonable to expect that more victims would feel that justice was done and that more offenders would be called to account. This however has not been the case. The conviction rate for sexual violence in Ireland is 5%. Of sex offences reported to the Garda!, 16% end up in court. The experience of the Sexual Violence Centre Cork and Rape Crisis Centres nationwide is that less than 25% of victims who avail of our services report to the Gardai. There are countless victims who do not avail of our services, so the true incidence of sexual violence in Ireland is greater than official statistics indicate. The Central Statistics Office figures state that there were 1,580 sexual offences reported in Ireland in 2006. Research in Ireland (The SAVI Report) indicate that 1 in 5 women experience Sexual Violence as adults. The issue of Sexual Violence is an issue that concerns everyone, all of us will have been a victim or know someone who has - even if we don't know! On the surface therefore, this guide is relevant only to the minority of victims who have contact with the Criminal Justice System. My hope is, and it is a hope that has kept me working in the field for 24 years, is that more victims will receive the services they need and deserve both from professional support services and the Criminal Justice System.
Keywords:
SEXUAL VIOLENCE; SEXUAL ABUSE; RAPE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCrilly, Maryen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-18T12:05:40Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-18T12:05:40Z-
dc.date.issued2007-12-
dc.identifier.citationCrilly, M., 2007. Sexual violence in Ireland: the criminal justice system: a guide for victims. Cork: Sexual Violence Centre.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/335752-
dc.descriptionMary Crilly Director, Sexual Violence Centre Cork I have been involved with the Sexual Violence Centre (Cork Rape Crisis Centre) since 1983. In that time, I have accompanied many women to Court and spoken with others about their experiences within the legal system. Considering there have been many changes in Irish law over the past twenty years, such as the Criminal Law Rape Amendment Act 1981 and 1990, the Criminal Law Sexual Offences Act 1993 and 2006, it would be reasonable to expect that more victims would feel that justice was done and that more offenders would be called to account. This however has not been the case. The conviction rate for sexual violence in Ireland is 5%. Of sex offences reported to the Garda!, 16% end up in court. The experience of the Sexual Violence Centre Cork and Rape Crisis Centres nationwide is that less than 25% of victims who avail of our services report to the Gardai. There are countless victims who do not avail of our services, so the true incidence of sexual violence in Ireland is greater than official statistics indicate. The Central Statistics Office figures state that there were 1,580 sexual offences reported in Ireland in 2006. Research in Ireland (The SAVI Report) indicate that 1 in 5 women experience Sexual Violence as adults. The issue of Sexual Violence is an issue that concerns everyone, all of us will have been a victim or know someone who has - even if we don't know! On the surface therefore, this guide is relevant only to the minority of victims who have contact with the Criminal Justice System. My hope is, and it is a hope that has kept me working in the field for 24 years, is that more victims will receive the services they need and deserve both from professional support services and the Criminal Justice System.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSexual Violence Centre, Corken_GB
dc.subjectSEXUAL VIOLENCEen_GB
dc.subjectSEXUAL ABUSEen_GB
dc.subjectRAPEen_GB
dc.titleSexual violence in Ireland: the criminal justice system: a guide for vicitimsen_GB
dc.typeGuidelineen
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