Northumbria Police Commissioner to ask victims of sexual abuse to volunteer for panels to monitor rape trials

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"Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird will ask victims and experts to see what rape myths are passed to juries in Newcastle"

Link takes you to article in my local paper:

www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/police-crime-commissioner-brings-rape-7245969

weatherall Wed 11-Jun-14 17:44:44

Sounds like a good idea.

LoveSardines Wed 11-Jun-14 20:13:00

Yes I think it sounds like a good idea too.

I read the other day that they are thinking about moving the but where the judge tells the jury about rape myths from after evidence to before, which makes much more sense. So hopefully that will happen.

Brilliant idea. I live in a neighbouring area which has recently done a myth busting campaign about DV.

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 11-Jun-14 20:20:15

think that is great.

JustTheRightBullets Wed 11-Jun-14 20:46:39

Sitting through trials could be pretty triggering for victims, but it is a good idea.

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