Determining Police Response to Domestic Violence Victims

  title={Determining Police Response to Domestic Violence Victims},
  author={Eve S. Buzawa and Thomas L. Austin},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={610 - 623}
What Makes Police Officers Act? Police Response to Instances of Intimate Partner Violence
Regression analyses suggest variations in police response based on sociodemographic, violence, and neighborhood characteristics; however, overall satisfaction with police actions taken were not found to be significantly different among victims based on these characteristics.
Perceptions of the Police by Female Victims of Domestic Partner Violence
Police arresting offenders despite victims' objections did not diminish victims' willingness to call the police in the future and most victims wanting their offenders arrested or wanting help with a restraining order received the help.
Gender Differences in Officers' Perceptions and Decisions About Domestic Violence Cases
Women and men did not differ on arrest rates; however, women were morelikely to recommend battered shelters and less likely to recommend marriage counseling and women assigned more importance to the victim's willingness to settle the argument in their arrest decisions.
The Nexus Between Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking: Examining the Arrest Decision
The present study used a stratified random sample of 332 case files from a sizable, urban police department located in one of the five largest and most diverse U.S. cities to examine the effect of
Against me(n): accounting for oneself as a male victim of intimate partner abuse in a discrediting context
Men who experience intimate partner abuse have been described as ‘marginalised’ (Migliaccio, 2001), ‘unbelievable’ (Corbally, 2011) and ‘unmanly’ (Morgan and Wells, 2016). Men’s experience of
Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence Victims With Police and the Justice System in Canada
In this survey study, a subset of 2,831 people who reported experiencing IPV was utilized to examine rates of reporting to the police; experiences with, and perceived helpfulness of, police; rates of involvement with the criminal and family law systems, including protection orders; and experiences with the justice system.
The Impact of Primary Aggressor Laws on Single Versus Dual Arrest in Incidents of Intimate Partner Violence
Examining 3,078 incidents of intimate partner violence reported to the police in 25 jurisdictions in four states, the authors assess the impact of primary aggressor laws on the likelihood of both single and dual arrest.
Explaining the IPV Arrest Decision: Incident, Agency, and Community Factors
Over the last half century in the United States, we have seen the criminal system become increasingly aggressive in its response to violence against intimate partners. Although policies have been
Sex Disparities in Arrest Outcomes for Domestic Violence
The results showed that while females are arrested quite often in domestic disputes, there remains a significant difference in the arrest outcome whereby male suspects were more likely to be arrested than female suspects.
by Leslie Tutty, Ph.D., RSW Academic Research Coordinator, RESOLVE Alberta Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence Karen


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