Restraining Orders in California

  title={Restraining Orders in California},
  author={Susan B. Sorenson and Haikang Shen},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={912 - 933}
The authors tabulated statewide administrative data for all types of restraining orders. On June 6, 2003, there were 227,941 active restraining orders against adults in California; most were for domestic violence. Rates of restraining orders (i.e., restrained persons) were highest for men, African Americans, and 25- to 34-year-olds. In 72.2% of the orders, a woman was to be protected and a man was to be restrained; in 19.3%, the restrained and protected persons were of the same sex. Although… 

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