‘Policing domestic abuse in late twentieth century Scotland.

Just a domestic’ or a working patriarchy? Content warning: this essay contains descriptions of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Please read with care – information on where to find support is listed at the end of this blog. The conviction of a serving Metropolitan police officer for the brutal abduction, rape and murder of Sarah …

Convicted domestic abuser Bill Walker released early from prison

Daily Record 22 March 2014 http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/all-about/bill%20walker Bill Walker’s early release is an indictment on the handling of domestic abuse by our justice system. The former MSP was convicted in September 2013 of 22 violent assaults against three former wives and a step-daughter. The conviction and imprisonment of such a high profile figure for serious domestic …

A Post from The Women’s Room….

Image by Lynne Connor Photography http://www.lynneconnorphotography.com 2013 was a good year….. for exposing domestic abuse perpetrators… but 2014 has started out less well for those on their tail.  That darling of the right and consummate wealth creator the ‘great’ Charles Saatchi and, the now no longer  ‘good’,  Bill Walker, showed the Scottish public  that the …