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NCJ Number: 157406 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence Training: Strategy and Tactics
Author(s): W M Holmes; R Kohl; D Brensilber; C Kaufman
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Ctr
Executive Office of Public Safety Program Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Ctr
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National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Ctr
Executive Office of Public Safety Program Division
100 Cambridge Street
Room 2100
Boston, MA 02202
United States of America
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The domestic violence training strategy employed by the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department to help police officers respond to victims of violence and elder abuse is evaluated.
Abstract: Training objectives focus on conveying information, providing moral and administrative support, and offering an opportunity to role play different responses. The training strategy is evaluated for two projects, one concerned with domestic violence victims and the other with elder abuse victims. The evaluation shows that both projects attempted to modify trainee knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. Police officers and other trainees became more aware of laws and regulations governing their actions. In addition, they learned about background circumstances affecting situations to which they responded. Many police officers reported changes in their attitudes toward domestic violence as a result of the training experience. Recommendations to improve the training strategy and the training evaluation process are offered. 26 references
Main Term(s): Police specialized training
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Domestic assault prevention; Elder Abuse; Elderly victims; Massachusetts; Municipal police; Police crime-prevention; Police effectiveness; Statistics; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention
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