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Title: CONFRONTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: EFFECTIVE POLICE RESPONSE
Author(s): B J Hart; J Stuehling; M Reese; E Stubbing
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 131
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Following an introductory section outlining the magnitude of the problem of domestic violence in the U.S. and specifically in Pennsylvania, the manual presents a model protocol for police response.
Abstract: Advantages of protocol adoption are discussed and the protocol implemented in York (Pennsylvania) is used as an example. A comprehensive model Domestic Violence Intervention System addresses the roles of law enforcement, victim/witness services, prosecution, legal advocacy, judicial practice, and probation and parole activities in responding to the abuse of women. The third section covers issues related to the investigation, probable cause determination, and arrest decisions made in cases of domestic violence. A separate section discusses officer safety and ways to reduce the risk of responding to a domestic violence call. Questions related to liability and victim safety are also examined here. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Domestic assault; Police domestic violence training
Index Term(s): Legal liability; Pennsylvania; Police crisis intervention; Police safety
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