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Title: Domestic Violence
Author(s): Rana Sampson
Date Published: January 2007
Page Count: 82
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Washington, DC 20530
Grant Number: 2005-CK-WX-K001
Publication Number: ISBN: 1-932582-74-6
Sale Source: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
Two Constitutional Square
145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This law enforcement guide describes the problem of domestic violence and factors contributing to domestic violence, a discussion on how to understand the local problem of domestic violence, and responses to the problem of domestic violence.
Abstract: This guide, developed under Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and one in the Problem-Specific Guides Series, begins by describing the problem of domestic violence and reviewing factors that increase its risks, such as age, socioeconomic status, race, repeat victimization, incarceration of offenders, termination of the relationship, and pregnancy. It identifies a series of questions to help analyze the local domestic violence problem. It concludes by reviewing responses to the problem and what is known about these from evaluative research and police practice. Responses to the problem range from general, such as implementing a comprehensive and collaborative response strategy and tailoring the police response on the basis of offender and victim risk to specific, such as educating potential victims and offenders, encouraging domestic violence victims and witnesses to call the police, providing victims with emergency protection and services after an assault, arresting offenders, establishing special domestic violence courts, and providing treatment for batterers. Domestic disputes are some of the most common calls for police service. Many domestic disputes do not involve violence; this guide discusses those that do, as well as the measures that can be used to reduce them. Appendix and references
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community policing; Domestic assault prevention; Domestic violence causes; Police crime-prevention; Police effectiveness; Problem-Oriented Policing
Note: Problem-Oriented Guides for Police, Problem-Specific Guides Series No. 45
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