Who are the defendants in domestic violence protection order cases?

  title={Who are the defendants in domestic violence protection order cases?},
  author={Kathryn E Beth Moracco and Kathryn Andersen and Rebecca M Buchanan and Christina Espersen and James Michael Bowling and Courtney Duffy},
  journal={Violence against women},
  volume={16 11},
Domestic violence protective orders (DVPOs) are the nation's most widely used intimate partner violence (IPV)-related legal intervention, and there is emerging evidence that DVPOs are effective. However, little is known about DVPO defendants. We examined a population-based sample of male DVPO defendants. Most had previous IPV-related offenses, mental health issues, and alcohol and drug-use histories. Court personnel should be aware of the severity of violence plaintiffs are likely experiencing… CONTINUE READING

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