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Title: Michigan Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence: Instructor Resource Guide
Author(s): H Kramp; C Finney
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 593
Grant Number: 91-FV-CX-001
Sale Source: 7426 North Canal Road
Michigan Law Enforcement
Officers Training Council
Lansing, MI 48912
United States of America

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Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This tool for instructors provides the proper focus for each curriculum specification to ensure students are given the necessary understanding of the nature of domestic violence and the appropriate law enforcement response.
Abstract: The first module, "The Nature and Prevalence of Domestic Violence," is designed to be taught by a domestic violence service provider instructor. One purpose of this module is to help students understand the nature of domestic violence, creating an understanding of the victim's life circumstances and answering the underlying questions about domestic violence that students bring to the classroom. A second goal is to provide students with an understanding of the types of assailant tactics and victim behaviors they are likely to encounter at a domestic- violence scene. The second module, "Laws Regarding Domestic Violence," must be taught by an attorney admitted to the State bar. The goal of this module is to provide the student with the understanding that domestic violence is criminal behavior and encompasses a broad spectrum of substantive crimes. The module uses substantive crimes common to domestic violence to illustrate the need for a thorough criminal investigation at the domestic violence scene. Module three, "Domestic Violence Response Procedures," is designed to be taught by a law enforcement investigation and response instructor. The focus of this module is on criminal investigation, arrest on probable cause, and victim assistance. It covers procedures for a safe and effective response and interviewing techniques. Appendixes contain a model policy for law enforcement response to domestic assault, the basic training module specification, instructor lists, tools for evaluation, and in-service use.
Main Term(s): Police domestic violence training
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Domestic assault arrest policies; Michigan
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