Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O’Hara Is a senior lecturer in law and a former solicitor. She has a particular interest in law and policy relating to violence against women and to child safeguarding. Maureen is the author of the Policy Exchange publication Transgenderism and policy capture in the criminal justice system: Why criminal justice policy needs to prioritise sex over ‘gender identity’.

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The Crown Prosecution Service’s approach to transgenderism

Download Publication Online Reader Our new report demonstrates how the CPS, which should be impartial, is heavily influenced by partisan and heavily ideological beliefs about gender identity. Annex D of the updated CPS guidance gives examples of “how trans and non-binary people may be abused by intimate partners or family members”. The report examines the problems with the content of Annex D and briefly outlines the criminal law as it relates […]

Transgenderism and policy capture in the criminal justice system

Download Publication Online Reader This report addresses the impact of policies and practices within the criminal justice system in England and Wales which classify and treat suspects, defendants in criminal trials, and convicted offenders on the basis of their ‘gender identity’ rather than their biological sex. In recent years, self-declaration of ‘gender identity’ has been adopted as policy by all of the key criminal justice institutions, despite the fact that […]

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