The Impact of Research on Legal Policy: The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment

@article{Sherman1989TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Research on Legal Policy: The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment},
  author={L. Sherman and E. G. Cohn},
  journal={Law & Society Review},
  year={1989},
  volume={23},
  pages={117}
}
  • L. Sherman, E. G. Cohn
  • Published 1989
  • Political Science
  • Law & Society Review
  • Experimental research has recently shown a powerful impact on legal policy. An experiment demonstrating a deterrent effect of arrest on domestic violence has shaped public policy. Stimulated by efforts to publicize the results of the Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment (Sherman and Berk, 1984a), police departments were persuaded to adopt an arrest policy for misdemeanor domestic violence. Over one-third of respondents from U.S. police departments in 117 cities said their policy had been… CONTINUE READING
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