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R18

Author Alex Goodwin
Published January 1989
Report Type General Report Series
Subject Children, juveniles and young people; Court processes and delay; Offenders; Sexual assault and violence
Keywords Sexual assault, children, courts, criminal justice system, conviction rates, prosecution

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Summary

Aim

This report examines the passage of child sexual assault cases through the court system. It investigates how these cases are dealt with, the proportion that proceed to conviction and sentence, and how they affect the defendant and complainant.