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NCJ Number: 155717 Find in a Library
Title: Manitoba Spouse Abuse Tracking Project, Final Report, Volume 1,
Corporate Author: Prairie Research Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 236
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Department of Justice
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8, Canada
Canada Dept of Justice
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8, Canada
Prairie Research Associates, Inc
Publication Number: WD1994-18e
Sale Source: Canada Department of Justice
Justice Bldg. Kent St., at Wellington St.
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8,
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Data regarding the tracking of spouse abuse cases through the police, criminal justice, and correctional systems in Manitoba are presented.
Abstract: This Tracking Study follows spouse abuse cases, starting with reports to police, and includes interviews with victims, interviews with key informants, e.g., police, prosecutors, defense counsel, judges, probation officers, and other personnel involved in services and treatment, and court monitoring in Family Violence court. The study was conducted in three sites: Winnipeg, Brandon, and Thompson. The tracking began June 1, 1991 and continued until May 31, 1993. This Working Document describes the findings and provides recommendations for change. The study notes that, subsequent to the beginning of the study, a zero tolerance policy for domestic violence cases was implemented throughout the system. The impact of this policy is discussed; however, further research is recommended to assess the policy's overall impact. Tables, figures, appendixes
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Canada; Corrections; Corrections statistics; Domestic assault; Manitoba; Police
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