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Handbook on Effective Police Responses to Violence against Women

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Designed for first-responders such as the police, this handbook explains the issue of police response to violence against women, provides an overview of relevant norms and standards, and gives guidance on how to intervene. In particular, it focuses on how to investigate acts of violence against women—a process that requires considerable sensitivity.

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Sample injury diagram for investigators and medical professionals

Below is a sample of an injury diagram that police investigators and medical personnel can use to describe injuries sustained by women victims of violence. In the case of a rape, or other form of sexual abuse, specialized diagrams may be used that focus on injury to the genitalia.

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