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About this information pack About rape and sexual assault
Section 1: Practical things to think about after an assault What to think about immediately Your safety Your health Shock, injury and pain Pregnancy Sexually transmitted infections Reporting to the police Claiming compensation
Section 2: How rape and sexual assault can affect people Feelings and reactions Long-term health Ways of coping
Section 3: Investigating and prosecuting rape and sexual assault Legal definitions Diagram of police and prosecution process Police process Prosecution process Going to court Sentencing and after Private prosecution Civil action
Section 4: Help and information Main support organisations Helplines and websites
Section 5: Meanings and court procedures Meanings Court procedures Sheriff and Jury High Court
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We have tried to ensure that the information in this pack is correct at the time of going to print. Please note that phone numbers and other information may change. The information is based on the law and practice in Scotland.
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