CJS Seminar - Women's experiences of victim blame from agencies following sexual violence
From Szandra Bekei
Amy recently completed her PhD in women’s experiences of victim blame at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU), London Metropolitan University. To explore the topic, she held focus groups with victim-survivors through Rape Crisis centres across England and Wales. She found that experiences of victim blame stretch far beyond blame, and that women are judged, devalued, and dehumanised for reasons other than their victimisation. Outside of research, Amy works as a University counselor in Scotland.