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New research released today shows many victim/survivors have negative experiences of the criminal justice system after reporting sexual violence. 

The study by KPMG and RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Justice is based on 34 in-depth interviews with adult sexual offence complainants who reported the incident to police. The study focuses on the region of New South Wales.  

The study also identified barriers faced by some groups to participating in the criminal justice process, including the LGBTIQA+ community, migrant communities, and First Nations people. 

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Produced By: Isaac Brogan

Featured In Story: Elena Campbell, Associate Director at RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice

First aired on The Wire, Monday 14 August 2023