The psychology of sexual offences for prosecutors

Using psychology to make prosecutions more effective | by Dr Nina Burrowes

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For prosecutors who want to use psychology to support effective suspect-focused investigations and prosecutions of sexual offences.

This course will help you use psychology to create prosecutions that focus on defendant behaviour, identify the strengths in complainant evidence, and address common misconceptions held by jurors. This course will be especially useful in cases that lack physical evidence and rely heavily on testimony.

This course is for prosecutors only. To enrol on the course please email me at using your work email address so that I can verify you work for a government prosecuting service or private chambers. I will then send you a link so that you can enrol on the course.

Dr Nina Burrowes
Dr Nina Burrowes

Dr Nina Burrowes is a psychologist who helps people understand the psychology of sexual violence and domestic abuse. Nina is the author of two books on sexual abuse as well as the report 'Responding to rape myths in court. A guide for prosecutors'. Nina trains police investigators, prosecutors and judges throughout the UK and internationally. 

Nina is the creator of the online video series 'Sexual abuse. The questions you've never had the chance to ask'; a co-founder of The Clear Lines Festival the UK's first festival on consent; and the founder of The Consent Collective a production company creating media and events on sexual violence, domestic abuse, relationships, sex and consent. 

You can find out more about Dr Burrowes at


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