Domestic Violence & Justice System

Examined in terms of incidence, reporting, laws, social aspects, problems of police response, prosecution & court decisions and possible solutions. Provides examples.

This research examines the issue of criminal justice response to domestic disputes. The term domestic disputes, as used in this research, refers to violent behavior or the threat of violent behavior. While the police are the front line of the criminal justice system in responding to domestic disputes, the character of such police response is influenced by the responses of prosecutors and judges in those case that proceed beyond the point of police contact. Thus, while the primary focus of this research is on police response, prosecutorial and judicial responses also are examined.

The findings of this examination are presented in three major discussions. These discussions cover (1) the domestic violence problem..

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