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Here, you can read executive summaries and request full publications of research carried out by the CPS alone or with other organisations.

Selecting the title of a piece of research below will take you to a dedicated page where you can read an executive summary and put in a request to receive a copy of the full research. 

Victim Feedback: A Literature Review Report by the CPS Social Research Team

To ensure that any potential future victim feedback developments within the CPS are built on an appropriate evidence base, this literature review aims to: develop a broad understanding of what feedback mechanisms are currently available to victims across the CJS; determine good practice by examining appropriate comparator agencies; and assess the extant literature on engaging with seldom heard groups.

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Operation Soteria: Improving CPS responses to rape complaints and complainants - summary briefing from independent academic research, December 2023

This Summary Report outlines key findings in relation to a series of pilot activities implemented as part of Operation Soteria across 5 CPS ‘pathfinder’ areas, based on fieldwork undertaken from July 2022-November 2023.

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CPS and Equally Ours: Research into the public understanding of Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) and consent - Summary report

The CPS and Equally Ours Research into the public understanding of Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) and consent project was carried out in two stages:

  • Stage 1: assessed the public understanding of RASSO, with a key focus on current public assumptions and misconceptions.
  • Stage 2: assessed effective communication about rape, with a focus on reframing rape narratives.
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