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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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Abstract

Nowhere is the dual function of police as ‘carers’ of victims and ‘controllers’ of offenders more apparent than in areas of police work where the police are charged both with the investigation of crime and apprehension of the suspect in securing the best possible evidence and in providing support necessary to the future protection and wellbeing of victims. Violence against women, and sexual assault perpetrated by male intimates are two areas of police work where these dual functions of care and control meet, sometimes in a manner complementary, whilst at other times they co-exist in conflict.

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