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  • Writer's pictureHeather D. Flowe, PhD

Rape, alcohol and self-blame

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

A large percentage of sexual assaults still go unreported. A belief that the police will not do anything and that it is a ‘personal matter’ are amongst the most common reasons for this. New research presented at the British Science Festival is helping to improve our justice system and aims to encourage people to report rapes and incidents of sexual violence.

We hear in the news that rapes go unreported, and that many rape cases don’t lead to prosecutions. Add alcohol into these situations, and the number of unreported and unprosecuted rapes increases. More...


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