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  NCJ Number: NCJ 181427   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Response to Domestic Violence in a Pro-Active Court Setting - Final Report
  Document URL: PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): Eve Buzawa Ph.D. ; Gerald T. Hotaling Ph.D. ; Andrew Klein Ph.D. ; James Byrne Ph.D.
  Date Published: 07/1999
  Page Count: 256
  Annotation: This report provides an overview of the Quincy, Massachusetts, District Court (QDC) domestic violence program.
  Abstract: The QDC program is an integrated system-wide response to the many problems clustered together as “domestic incidents” -- e.g., child-on-parent assault, sibling abuse, non-intimates residing in the same household, same sex intimate assaults -- by local police, court and corrections administrators. The report examines previous evaluation research on domestic violence interventions, batterers and victims, repeat victimization and the link between domestic violence and generalized violence. It also provides an overview of the methodology used in the report; a detailed description of the types of domestic violence cases addressed by the model program during the review period; an exploration of police-citizen interactions; insight into the prosecutorial response to domestic violence; an examination of patterns of reoffending and revictimization; and a summary of the study’s major findings along with implications for policy and practice in the criminal justice response to domestic violence. Notes, tables, references
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Victimization ; Domestic relations ; Family offenses ; Intervention ; Domestic assault ; Courts ; State criminal justice systems ; Domestic assault prevention ; Massachusetts
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-IJ-CX-0027
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  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: For the executive summary see NCJ-181428.
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