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Women who have been raped: The initial treatment by police and medical staff

Research project
Active research
Project period
2018 - ongoing
Project owner
Lisa Rudolfsson

Short description

The initial treatment by police and medical staff after a woman has been raped can have a great effect on the victim's opportunities to process what happened. Previous research shows that many raped women experience the initial treatment of society's representatives in a way that is more harmful than helpful. The aim of this three year long project is to study how women who have been raped experience the initial contact with police and/or medical staff and further to study what experiences police and medical staff have from these meetings. The focus is partly on the raped woman's experiences, and partly on professionals' experiences.