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NCJ Number: 137030 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence: A Manual for Pennsylvania Prosecutors
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
United States of America

Pennsylvania Attorneys Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 164
Sponsoring Agency: Pennsylvania Attorneys Institute
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Grant Number: #90/91-DS-16T-3776
Sale Source: Pennsylvania Attorneys Institute
2001 North Front Street
Building 1 Suite 210
Harrisburg, PA 17102
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Designed to offer practical and up-to-date guidance on the prosecution of domestic violence, this manual provides an overview of domestic violence, discusses the role of the prosecutor, details case law and statutes, and outlines the prosecution process and victim issues.
Abstract: The prosecutor is in a key position to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the way the justice system responds to domestic violence. The prosecutor who develops an informed and responsive prosecution protocol sets the standard for holding defendants of domestic violence accountable for their conduct. By assuming a leadership role in educating and advising other key players, the prosecutor encourages well-informed and consistent decision-making throughout the justice system. 5 appendixes
Main Term(s): Domestic assault; Prosecution
Index Term(s): Battered wives; Pennsylvania; State laws; Victim services
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