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Title: ANTISTALKING PROPOSALS: HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, UNITED STATES SENATE, ONE HUNDRED THIRD CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION ON COMBATING STALKING AND FAMILY VIOLENCE, MARCH 17, 1993
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on the Judiciary
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 81
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document contains opening statements by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and testimony and prepared statements by witnesses at a session on stalking and family violence, March 17, 1993.
Abstract: Committee members present were Senators Biden (chair), Hatch, Feinstein, Grassley, Kennedy, Cohen, Thurmond, Simon, and Moseley-Braun. Witnesses were Sen. Barbara Boxer, Ruth Jones, Kathleen Krueger, Vincent J. Poppiti, and Helen M. Lardner. Members stated the magnitude of the problem-- 200,000 Americans currently being stalked, and more than 400,000 protective orders issued every year. Lardner told the committee how her sister, Kristin, had been stalked and shot to death by a man she had dated for two months. the boyfriend was already on probation for having attacked a previous girlfriend. Kristin got a Brookline (MA) court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO). That judge and the judge at the hearing for permanent injunction both neglected to check the boyfriend's record; the boyfriend's probation officer in Boston also did not follow up on substantial information that she had. After Kristin's death, the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill establishing a statewide registry of domestic violence offenders that also includes the past criminal histories of offenders.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Anti-stalking laws; Crime prevention measures; Criminology; US Senate
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