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  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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This podcast gives the listener an overview of some of the issues identified and recommendations made in, ’The Stern Review,’a report on rape complaints and how they are handled by public authorities in England and Wales.

Baroness Stern CBE gives some background to her review and gives a general summary of the law on rape before considering some of the recommendations made on false allegations, conviction rates, the role of the police and the court process and wider policy considerations before finally looking at what impact the review has had since its publication.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate the terms of reference of ‘The Stern Review’;
  • Gain an understanding of some of the key recommendations made within the report;
  • Be aware of some of the most controversial changes to the law of rape following the Sexual Offences Act 2003;
  • Appreciate the issue of ‘false allegations’ and be aware of what recommendations were made on the subject;
  • Appreciate some of the issues arising out of research into the conviction rate for rape;
  • Have considered the role of the police and the court process;
  • Be aware of some of the wider policy issues for victims of rape;
  • Be aware of those recommendations which have subsequently been implemented.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
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In this podcast, Baroness Stern CBE, discusses the findings and recommendations arising from ‘The Stern Review,’ a report on how rape complaints are handled by public authorities in England and Wales.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-20

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