Calls to Police and Police Response: A Case Study of Latina Immigrant Women in the USA

  title={Calls to Police and Police Response: A Case Study of Latina Immigrant Women in the USA},
  author={Nawal H. Ammar and Leslye E. Orloff and Mary Ann Dutton and Giselle Aguilar-Hass},
  journal={International Journal of Police Science \& Management},
  pages={230 - 244}
This paper addresses the experiences of battered immigrant Latina women when contacting police for assistance in attempting to reduce, end or flee violence. The research consists of interviews with 230 battered immigrant Latina women experiencing violence. The analysis examined the factors contributing to the extent, frequency and readiness of the women to call the police. The police response to and the effect of seeking help by battered immigrant Latina women on arrest of the perpetrator were… 

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