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Why the long arm of the law fails to reach sexual violence victims

Not enough is being done about cops' inequitable gender views and normalised views of violence, says an expert

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From turning a blind eye to committing rape themselves, police officers are failing to fight sexual violence.

Chandre Gould, a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies who compiled a policy brief on preventing violence, said police and other state employees could “become insensitive and harsh in their attitudes”.

She added: “Not enough is being done to address their own inequitable gender views and normalised views of violence, [nor to] support and effectively manage their work.”..

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