'Justice by geography' as Clare's Law figures reveal discrepancies in force use

'Justice by geography' as Clare's Law figures reveal discrepancies in force use
 

People concerned about their partner’s potentially violent past could be falling foul of “justice by geography”, an analysis of police disclosure rates has revealed. Every force in Yorkshire and the Humber refused more than half of all ‘right to ask’ requests under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme in the year to June 2017, while more than nine out of ten requests were rejected in some parts of the country.
The scheme – better known as Clare’s Law – gives people the right to ask police whether their partner has a history of domestic violence or violent acts. It also gives authorities... read more

 
8 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 25
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