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Research report into training needs relating to domestic abuse

29 September 2020
Research report into training needs relating to domestic abuse

The Magistrates Association worked with academics from the University of Durham and the University of Sunderland to carry out research on domestic abuse. It involved MA members completing a survey about their views on specialist domestic abuse courts as well as their perceptions of risk and potential harm in different relationships. There were also questions relating to training which magistrates had attended, although it should be noted new training has been rolled out on the issue since the research was carried out.

The executive summary can be read here and the full report can be read here

The MA welcomed the opportunity to carry out this vital research project. We are very grateful for all the work taken forward by the researchers in analysing the data, and producing this report. It should be noted that the recommendations arose directly from the research, and do not necessarily represent MA agreed policy.

CRIVA logoFree webinar to discuss research report on domestic abuse

The Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) at the University of Durham hosted a webinar to discuss a research report produced in conjunction with the Magistrates Association looking at domestic abuse in criminal cases.

The webinar was filmed on the 30th June, and the link to the recording can be found here



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