Call for radical reform of Scottish system for rape prosecutions

Campaigners call for change as official report quotes one woman saying process was ‘worse than being raped’

Rape Crisis Scotland has called for a radical overhaul of the handling of rape cases after an official report said many women found prosecutions traumatic and degrading.

A report by the Inspectorate of Prosecutions identified a series of weaknesses in the handling and prosecution of sexual offences in Scotland, with a high number of women “disengaging” from the system.

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