Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 - male victims' experiences of the criminal justice system: emerging findings

This report presents the findings from a survey which aimed to capture the views and experiences of male adult victims of domestic abuse, since the introduction of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 in April 2019.


This work was undertaken by the Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services. We would like to thank Dr Nancy Lombard, Dr Katy Proctor, and Dr Nel Whiting for permitting us to adapt their survey, as well as the organisations who provided advice and suggestions on survey design and helped to disseminate the survey (Abused Men in Scotland, Shared Parenting, ASSIST and COPFS). We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to the men who gave up their time to respond to the survey.



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