Service justice system experiences of female ex-service personnel who are victims of military sexual violence

Project Summary:

Much research has identified servicewomen’s disproportionate risk of experiencing sexual violence in the military; however, there remains very little research looking at the service justice response when women report these offences. 

This project seeks to gain insight into servicewomen’s experiences of sexual offences in the UK military and to examine the response offered by the military and service justice system, and any potential barriers to justice faced in reporting offences. It is hoped that the findings produced from this research will drive actionable recommendations for change, to better support servicewomen’s pursuit of justice for these offences.

This project is a collaboration between the CMWR and the Criminology department at Anglia Ruskin University.

Project Outputs:

You can read more on the preliminary research that formed the basis of this project below.

Same-sex sexual violence in the military: A scoping review | Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health (