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NCJ Number: 65779 Find in a Library
Title: DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Police Science Services, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Police Science Services, Inc
Niles, IL 60648
Publication Number: PSS 821
Sale Source: Police Science Services, Inc
6633 West Howard Street
Niles, IL 60648
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EMPHASIZING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DOMESTIC DISPUTES AND ORDINARY CRIMES AND BRAWLS, THIS SLIDE SHOW EXPLAINS POLICE PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING DISPUTES FROM THE MOMENT THE COMPLAINT IS RECEIVED UNTIL THE INCIDENT IS CLOSED.
Abstract: DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES ARE A SERIOUS POLICE PROBLEM BECAUSE THEY TEND TO REPEAT AND ESCALATE INTO VIOLENCE. MOREOVER, POLICE OFFICERS WHO RESPOND TO DOMESTIC DISPUTES HAVE A HIGH CASUALTY RATE. TO PROTECT OFFICERS, THE DISPATCHER SHOULD SEND ENOUGH PEOPLE TO HANDLE THE SITUATION AND INFORM THEM OF THE PARTICULARS OF THE CASE BY OBTAINING AS MUCH INFORMATION FROM THE COMPLAINANT AS POSSIBLE. BECAUSE THE APPROACH TO THE IMMEDIATE SCENE IS DANGEROUS FOR POLICE, OFFICERS SHOULD EXAMINE THE SCENE FOR OBJECTS THAT CAN BE USED FOR COVER AND TALK TO NEIGHBORS ON THE SCENE. ONCE INSIDE THE HOME, OFFICERS SHOULD ATTEMPT TO CALM THE FAMILY, OBTAIN CLEAR AND ACCURATE INFORMATION, SHOW KINDNESS AND SYMPATHY TO BOTH PARTIES INVOLVED, AND ASSIST THE FAMILY IN OBTAINING PROFESSIONAL HELP (EMPHASIZING IMMEDIATE ACTION). CHILDREN SHOULD BE SENT TO ANOTHER ROOM OR A NEIGHBOR'S HOME WHEN INTERVIEWS WITH THE PARENTS ARE CONDUCTED. THE OVERALL OFFICER'S JOB IS TO PROVIDE 'PSYCHIATRIC FIRST AID' TO BOTH PARTIES; IF SUCCESSFUL, THE OFFICER THEN CAN REFER THE FAMILIES TO AGENCIES WHO AID FAMILIES IN RESOLVING THEIR CONFLICTS. AN INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE AND STUDY NOTES ARE INCLUDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Crisis intervention training; Domestic assault; Family counseling; Family crisis; Family crisis intervention units; Family crisis training; Police crisis intervention; Police field services units
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THE KIT CONTAINS 80 COLOR SLIDES, AN AUDIOCASSETTE, STUDY NOTES, AND A 32 PAGE INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE. RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE.
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