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NCJ Number: 158458 Find in a Library
Title: Police Response to Domestic Violence Complaints: Bridging the Present to the Future (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 74-95, 1996, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): A R Roberts; V E Henry
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the past, present, and future police response to domestic violence complaints.
Abstract: The article presents a scenario from the year 2010, when the police response to a domestic violence call illustrates the role of technology in increasing the speed and efficiency of police and judicial responsiveness to domestic abuse. The police response to domestic violence in the 1990's has been positively influenced by the women's movement, the results of two national prevalence studies on the extent of domestic violence in the U.S., books and media reporting on battered women, and recent litigation and law reforms. A discussion of data from the Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment and replicative programs undertaken in Detroit and Milwaukee, as well as an analysis of a large data set from another ethnically diverse city in the northeastern U.S., focus on trends in domestic violence complaints, and the relationship between simple and aggravated assaults and arrest rates. 6 tables and 34 references
Main Term(s): Police crisis intervention
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Domestic assault arrest policies; Victims of Crime
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