Misogyny in the police force


Jenny added: One of the problems in making sure that killers and abusers of women are prosecuted is the fact that the police often – that is, in the past and still now – do not take women seriously. Misogyny is clearly a problem in police forces. What is the Home Office doing about it?

Answering for HMG Baroness Williams of Trafford said: The noble Baroness asks about domestic abuse, primarily, and misogynistically motivated crimes against women. In recent years, training for front-line police responders has been improved significantly, so what might have been seen as a domestic 20 years ago is now taken extremely seriously and the appropriate action is taken.

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