skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 158431 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence: More Than a Private Affair
Corporate Author: AIMS
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: AIMS
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4409
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8068-9905-0
Sale Source: AIMS
9710 DeSota Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4409
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for use by police, this training videotape depicts a case of spouse abuse and provides step-by-step instructions for the most effective and safe actions that police should take.
Abstract: The narrator presents statistics about domestic assault, noting that it is the single major cause of injuries to women. It also explores and refutes common myths about spouse abuse. The discussion emphasizes the criminal justice system's responsibility for intervening in cases of domestic violence and making clear the message that spouse abuse is illegal. The narrator also emphasizes the use of arrest as a means of forcing the batterer to seek professional help to change the behavior. The dramatization portrays a middle-class suburban family in which the abuse escalates rapidly from yelling and name calling to throwing items, shoving, and kicking the wife, who calls the police. Police responding to domestic assault calls are advised to park for tactical advantage, separate the victim from the suspect, determine the victim's condition and whether a weapon was used, and decide whether to arrest. Statements from actual victims
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Domestic assault arrest policies; Police crisis intervention; Police policies and procedures
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Color video 22 minutes
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=158431

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.