Victims and perpetrators of sexual violence: law, policy and research update seminar

Tuesday 14 January 2014.

Presented by Department of Law and Department of Health and Applied Social Sciences (Criminology)

The purpose of this seminar is to examine recent legal, policy and research developments in the area of sexual violence. The seminar will focus on a broad range of issues of relevance to those working with victims and perpetrators of sexual violence as well as those researching, teaching and studying in this area.

This seminar will help those who attend to better understand how criminal justice responses to sexual violence are developing across a range of areas and will include a focus on the following:


  • Attitudes to rape and law enforcement
  • False allegations of sexual victimisation
  • Rape sentencing
  • Cross examination of vulnerable witnesses
  • Law and policy concerning indecent images of children


  • Child sexual abuser aetiology and behaviour
  • Child sexual abuser reintegration
  • Community engagement and management
  • Sex offender disclosure schemes
  • Interviewing sex offenders

Who Should Attend?

Police officers, judges, lawyers, probation officers, social workers, students, academics, voluntary sector workers.

Why Attend?

  • To gain a better understanding of up-to-date law, policy and research developments
  • To better understand what ‘works’ and what does not
  • To share experience and network.

When and Where?

Tuesday 14 January 2014,
Room 3C1,
Frenchay Campus

See directions for Frenchay Campus.

Price Structure

The seminar price includes lunch, refreshments and seminar materials.

Statutory sector/academics  £34.00
Voluntary sector  £26.00
Students and unwaged  £18.00

Register and pay online.

E-mail the seminar administrator.

CPD Accreditation

This event is accredited for the purposes of 6 hours Solicitors Regulation Authority CPD.


Notification of cancellation is required no later than 1 December 2013. Cancellations after this date will incur the full fee applicable. When there are insufficient delegates booked, we reserve the right to cancel and will refund the fees.

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