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NCJ Number: 250664 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Protective Orders as a Critical Strategy To Reduce Domestic Violence, Final Summary Overview
Author(s): Tami P. Sullivan; Carolina E. Price; Nicole H. Weiss; Nicole E. Pugh
Date Published: March 2017
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-IJ-CX-0045
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Grants and Funding; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the methodology and findings of an examination of Connecticut’s policies and practices regarding criminal protective orders used to address domestic violence (DV).
Abstract: The study had the following four objectives: 1) explain the process of criminal protection orders as a critical strategy in reducing DV; 2) expand knowledge about how criminal protection orders influence the daily lives of women and children in terms of offender behavior; 3) disseminate findings to practitioners, policymakers, and academics to inform practice, policy, and future research; and 4) document the relevant accounts of the collaboration, in order to inform best practices so that future collaborations can lead to better policy, practice, and research. Data were obtained from self-reports of 298 female DV victims in semi-structured, retrospective interviews and also from State criminal justice records. Six findings are reported. First, criminal protection orders were issued in all cases. Second, victims no longer in the relationship at the second interview experienced higher levels of DV and had expressed greater fear at the first interview. Third, women who called the police themselves reported more positive experiences with the court process. Fourth, women who requested a criminal protection order reported greater fear of their partner related to the court process compared to those who had an unrequested criminal protection order issued by a court. Fifth, women’s experiences with the court process were associated with their DV victimization reported in the second interview. Sixth, most women would use criminal justice system resources in the future. Each of these findings is discussed. 13 references
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Crime specific countermeasures; Criminal proceedings; Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ final report; Restraining orders
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