Using a recent high profile British case of sexual violence, critically evaluate the response from different organisations in the criminal justice system, including the police and the media.

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PROFILE BRITISH CASE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE!
Using a recent high profile British case of sexual violence, critically evaluate the response from different
organisations in the criminal justice system, including the police and the media.
Criteria
Use the criteria below as a guide to structure your essay:
Include an introduction and overview of what the essay will cover. Provide social and theoretical context to high
profile cases of sexual violence.
Introduce the high profile case study that has been selected for evaluation and provide background and outline
key elements of the case.
Provide a critical evaluation of the media’s representation of the case, including how the offender(s), victim(s),
police and justice system were represented.
Detail and critically analyse the outcome of the case, evaluating the failures/successes of different organisations,
particularly the police and criminal justice system.
Conclusion, with a focus on what this case tells us about how sexual violence is portrayed and handled by
different organisations, and what we can learn for the future (recommendations).
Your case study should be linked throughout to relevant theories of sexual violence (for example, rape myths,
trauma, police culture, victim blaming etc. drawing upon academic research).
Essays must be presented in a coherent manner, correctly referenced and contain a bibliography using the
Harvard referencing system.

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