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Policing the culture of silence: strategies to increase the reporting of sexual abuse in British South Asian communities (2017)
Journal Article
Harrison, K., & Gill, A. K. (2019). Policing the culture of silence: strategies to increase the reporting of sexual abuse in British South Asian communities. Policing and Society, 29(3), 302-317. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2017.1405958

The policing of black and minority ethnic communities have a chequered history, with institutional racism, over policing and under protection being rife. While there have been several studies completed on policing and race, very little has looked at... Read More

Pharmacological treatment of patients with paraphilic disorders and risk of sexual offending: an international perspective (2017)
Journal Article
Turner, D., Petermann, J., Harrison, K., Krueger, R., & Briken, P. (2017). Pharmacological treatment of patients with paraphilic disorders and risk of sexual offending: an international perspective. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/15622975.2017.1395069

Objectives: The present study aims to evaluate existing policy and practice relating to the use of pharmacological treatments with patients suffering from paraphilic disorders who are at risk of committing further sexual offences. Methods: A systemat... Read More

Sentencing high-risk sex offenders: Policy and Legislation (2017)
Book Chapter
Harrison, K. (2017). Sentencing high-risk sex offenders: Policy and Legislation. In T. Sanders (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Sex Offenders and Sex Offences, 327-343. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093...hb/9780190213633.013.19

This essay considers sex offender legislation in a number of countries, including England and Wales, Germany, and the United States, and details sex offender sentencing provisions in various systems. It evaluates the policies behind these laws. The e... Read More

Breaking down barriers: Recommendations for improving sexual abuse reporting rates in British South Asian communities (2017)
Journal Article
Harrison, K., & Gill, A. K. (2018). Breaking down barriers: Recommendations for improving sexual abuse reporting rates in British South Asian communities. The British journal of criminology, 58(2), 273-290. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azx027

Sexual abuse reporting rates, which are low in general, are thought to be even worse for those living within British South Asian communities. After brief consideration of why British South Asian women and children do not report sexual abuse, this art... Read More

Ethnic origin of the victim as an aggravating factor in sentencing sexual offenders (2017)
Journal Article
Harrison, K., & Gill, A. K. (2017). Ethnic origin of the victim as an aggravating factor in sentencing sexual offenders. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 23(3), 300-311. https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2016.1267271

This article examines R v Jamal Muhammed Raheem Ul Nasir, a Court of Appeal case where leave to appeal against a seven-year custodial sentence for sexual offences against children was refused. The appellant argued that his sentence length was excess... Read More