Sex Disparities in Arrest Outcomes for Domestic Violence

  title={Sex Disparities in Arrest Outcomes for Domestic Violence},
  author={Melissa Hamilton and Meredith G. F. Worthen},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={1559 - 1578}
Domestic violence arrests have been historically focused on protecting women and children from abusive men. Arrest patterns continue to reflect this bias with more men arrested for domestic violence compared to women. Such potential gender variations in arrest patterns pave the way to the investigation of disparities by sex of the offender in domestic violence arrests. This study utilizes data from a quantitative dataset that includes responses by police officers who completed a specially… 

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