This CPD certified training course aims to provide participants with an awareness of the impact of sexual crime on victims and witnesses. Participants attending this course will gain increased knowledge, skills and understanding of the effects of sexual crime.
In this course participants will explore the impact of sexual crimes on victims, witnesses, families and the community as a whole. Participants will value and grasp the complexities of this crime, consider myths and social attitudes surrounding sexual crimes, and reflect on statistical information from Police Scotland and Scottish Crime and Justice Surveys. Participants will review the types of charges for sexual crime, and follow the journey of the victim from crime reporting, medical and forensic examination, through the stages of the legal process. Participants will consider the key challenges sexual crime victims and witnesses face in the criminal justice system.
By the end of this course the learner will be able to:
Look at myths and social attitudes towards Sexual Crime
Review legal definitions and current statistical information about rape and sexual assault
Identify behaviours, responses and needs in the immediate aftermath
Examine what a medical & forensic examination following a sexual crime entails
Explore the challenges to report the crime to the police
Identify the stages of the legal process once a decision to report has been made, and how these impact the victim
Explain to the victim what is expected of them as a witness at court
Examine the rights and entitlements of sexual crimes victims before, during and after a trial
Explore the impact of trauma and historical sexual abuse
Anyone who works with or is interested in working with victims and/or witnesses of crime either directly or indirectly as part of their job or studies. This could include services for Communities, Criminal Justice, Health, Social Care, Voluntary Organisations etc. Students studying Psychology, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, etc.
This training will be interactive and will include case studies, videos, discussions and practical activities. Certificates will be provided on completion of the training.
For more information about the course content:
Michael Salkow, L&D Manager
100% refund if cancelled more than 21 days before start date
75% refund if cancelled between 15-21 days before start date
50% refund if cancelled between 7-14 days before start date
Full charge if cancelled less than 7 days before start date