Unconscious bias causing police to ignore abuse

Campaigners have claimed male victims of psychological abuse may be ignored by police because of “unconscious bias”. Since a law against engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour was introduced in 2015, 272 people have been charged with the offence. Of these, just four were women. The ManKind Initiative, a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse, helped to campaign for the introduction of the law, but fears police think it is a problem faced only by women.

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Posted 13/08/2018