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Fife: “WE CAN STOP IT” – Fife Constabulary supports the national Rape Prevention Campaign

September 25, 2012, 11:15 am

Fife Constabulary is supporting the Scotland-wide police campaign designed to educate and change attitudes towards rape and sexual assaults has been launched by ACPOS (Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland) and promotes a recent shift in the law.

The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 reformed previous legislation for sexual offences and created a range of new offences relating to sex without consent. Crimes that previously havent been focused on, such as sex when a victim is asleep or unconscious, sex without consent through inebriation, and male rape all fall under this Act.

“We can stop it”, uses a series of strong, thought-provoking statements from young men aged 18-27 year-olds acting as positive role models.  It asks young men to consider their own behaviour and the role they can play in preventing rape.

DCI Alan Findlay said: “Reducing incidents of rape and sexual assault is a Force priority, but education plays a huge part in this.  We are distributing posters and engaging with pubs, clubs and colleges to raise awareness in the change in law.”

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