Situational ambiguity and gendered patterns of arrest for intimate partner violence.

@article{Durfee2012SituationalAA,
  title={Situational ambiguity and gendered patterns of arrest for intimate partner violence.},
  author={Alesha Durfee},
  journal={Violence against women},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          64-84
        }
}
Using data from the 2005 National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), this analysis focuses on the impacts that domestic violence mandatory arrest policies have on arrest outcomes in "situationally ambiguous" cases: cases where both the female and male partners have been identified by police as both a victim and an offender. Results indicate that although officers arrest male partners more frequently than female partners, after controlling for incident and individual factors, mandatory… CONTINUE READING

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