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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 214993     Find in a Library
Title: State Court Processing of Domestic Violence Cases
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Author(s): Erica L. Smith ; Matthew R. Durose ; Patrick A. Langan Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 02/2008
Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This study examines the processing of domestic violence (DV) and nondomestic violence (non-DV) cases filed in May 2002 in 15 large urban counties.
Abstract: The study compares the domestic and nondomestic offenses of sexual and aggravated assault on 11 prosecution, conviction, and sentencing outcome measures. Data are also presented regarding court issued protection orders, guilty plea versus trial convictions, and the demographic characteristics of domestic violence defendants. Highlights include the following: A third of violent felony defendants were charged with domestic violence; prosecuted domestic sexual assault defendants had a higher overall conviction rate (98 percent) than prosecuted nondomestic sexual assault defendants (87 percent); and domestic aggravated assault defendants (54 percent) were less likely to be granted pretrial release than nondomestic aggravated assault defendants (62 percent). 11 tables
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Plea negotiations ; Sentencing/Sanctions ; Trials ; Pretrial release ; Prosecution ; Convictions ; Domestic assault ; Case processing ; Domestic violence causes ; Restraining orders
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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