Ineffective police response towards domestic violence

Date: 
Thursday, 27 March, 2014

A critical report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary says that victims of domestic violence faced a 'lottery' in the way they are treated. Theresa May, Home Secretary, has called for a 'radical change', saying that she would chair a group to consider the findings of the report, and the way only 8 police forces out of 43 responded well to women, according to BBC News.

Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe, of the Association of Chief Police Officers said domestic abuse presented 'a huge challenge' to police, adding that the criminal justice system 'doesn't always lend itself to the complexities of personal relationships'.