The Force: Episode 2

Tuesday, October 20 on 4

This second episode follows the work of a specialist rape unit in Portsmouth, the first dedicated unit to be established outside London; in other parts of the country rape is bundled in with other crimes and conviction rates can be as low as five per cent. However rape is a uniquely difficult crime to solve. It often takes place behind closed doors with no corroborating evidence, and no outside witnesses: all too often it boils down to one person’s word against another’s. Can Crystal – a unit of dedicated officers – make a difference?

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