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Establishing safe havens: a comparative study between the UK and the UAE of the infrastructure for improving the reporting and detection of rape against women

Albakeri, Faris; (2019) Establishing safe havens: a comparative study between the UK and the UAE of the infrastructure for improving the reporting and detection of rape against women. Masters thesis (M.Phil), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Rape, as a crime of power and dominance over women. The United Arab Emirates is developing its infrastructure and systems with a strategic goal to be amongst the best countries in the world. A comparative analysis between the UK and the UAE was conducted to determine if the UAE could offer more support to female rape victims, the analysis in this study first examined the procedures and supports the UK and the UAE utilized in rape cases, which indicated the UK was more advanced in its support resources offered to female victims of rape, as well as the investigative and prosecutorial components of adjudicating these cases. This analysis included survey data from UAE and UK samples from police and legal rape experts, which was analysed and formed the recommendations for a Female Support Centre (FSC) in the UAE, confirmed by field visits to specialised rape crisis centres in the UK. Findings supported introducing essential support for female rape victims, specialised investigative techniques and more efficient, prosecutorial and adjudicative processes into the proposed FSCs’. The findings highlighted areas of specific strategies to be included in the FSC to include increased public awareness and having a multi-functioning facility which offers victim centred, immediate and comprehensive care. The types of services and care supported in the survey findings centred on legal support, emotional counselling, medical care and forensic capabilities, ways of allowing victims to talk about their attack without fear, keeping them informed of all the updates in the case, improving the methods of collective evidence, and maintaining consistent service quality standards.

Type: Thesis (Masters)
Qualification: M.Phil
Title: Establishing safe havens: a comparative study between the UK and the UAE of the infrastructure for improving the reporting and detection of rape against women
Event: UCL (University College London)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author 2019. Original content in this thesis is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Any third-party copyright material present remains the property of its respective owner(s) and is licensed under its existing terms.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Security and Crime Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10088385
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