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Charging Perverting the Course of Justice and Wasting Police Time in Cases Involving Alegedly False Rape and Domestic Violence Report
In a first-of-its-kind study, the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK released this research report and the accompanying recommendations on cases where someone is prosecuted for filing a false report of sexual assault, domestic violence, or both. (This charge is called “Perverting the Course of Justice” in the UK.) The report also outlines steps the Crown Prosecution planned to put in place as a result of the findings. This report shows that any such charge must be considered in the context of the total number of prosecutions brought for those offences. It also highlights the complex nature of these cases.
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Last Updated: 12/7/2017 12:17:01 PM
 
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