Prosecution of women arrested for intimate partner abuse.

  title={Prosecution of women arrested for intimate partner abuse.},
  author={Kris R. Henning and Brian Renauer},
  journal={Violence and victims},
  volume={20 3},
Increasing arrests of women for domestic violence (DV) in the wake of mandatory arrest laws have generated significant concern among victim advocates, researchers, and practitioners. It is commonly believed that many, if not most, of the women arrested are victims who were acting in self-defense. Understanding how these cases are handled by prosecutors and judges is important if we wish to minimize the negative consequences of these errant arrests. The present study examines factors prosecutors… CONTINUE READING
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