2 Orr, L. 'The Case for a Gendered Analysis of Violence Against
3 For an overview of a gender based analysis of domestic abuse
4 In line with the UNCRC, we recognise the girl child as under
18, and in Scotland
we recognise boys and girls as 'young people' 11-26. Evidence indicates this
encompasses an age of significant risk for forms of gender based violence such as
domestic abuse, FGM and forced marriage.
7 Recorded Crime in Scotland 2014-15 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/09/5338
8 Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2014/15 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/PubCriminalProceedings
9 Radford et al., 2011
10 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2012/13: Sexual
Victimisation & Stalking
13 SCRA statistics 1 April 2014-31 March 2015 http://www.scra.gov.uk/sites/scra/cms_resources/SCRA%20Statistical%20Analysis%202014-15.pdf
17 See, for example, Humphreys and Houghton, 2008, http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2008/08/04112614/5
18 Houghton C., 2008, http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2008/08/04112614/7
19 Houghton C., 2008, http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2008/08/04112614/7
20 As of 1 March 2016, the UK has signed but not ratified the
Nevertheless, the Scottish Government supports the principles and aspirations of it.
23 UK-wide Act
26 The consultation closes on 1 April 2016: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/criminallaw-and-sentencing-team/criminal-offence-domestic-abuse
27 See References for summary of evidence sources.
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