The research on which this report is based examines child contact proceedings as a legal process, to identify if, how and when domestic violence was presented before the court and then factored into judicial decision making.
Bulletin that presents statistics on domestic abuse, based on details of incidents supplied by the eight Scottish police forces in 2010-11 and 2011-12. It forms part of the Scottish Government series of statistical bulletins on the criminal justice system.
The figures are used to inform policy and, in conjunction with the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, are used to measure the extent and nature of domestic abuse in Scotland.
Report that argues that domestic abuse is a shocking and disturbingly prevalent hallmark of social breakdown – yet it exists inside every community.
Based on extensive research, consultation and original analysis, this report adds new dimensions to the case for early intervention.
It shines a light on the disproportionate vulnerability of babies to abuse and neglect; and it provides the first estimates of the numbers of babies affected by parental problems of substance misuse, mental illness and domestic abuse.