Policing domestic violence: an overview of emerging issues.

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Title Policing domestic violence: an overview of emerging issues.
Author Stewart, Anna Louise
Journal Name Police Practice and Research
Editor Dillip K. Das
Year Published 2001
Place of publication UK
Publisher Routledge
Abstract In recent years a coercive criminal justice policy has been promoted as the appropriate response to control and deter perpetrators of domestic violence. In varying degrees, across western democracies, pro-arrest and mandatory arrest policies, mandatory prosecution, and tougher penalties have been proposed and implemented. However, recent literature and research on domestic violence has questioned the underlying assumption that the criminal justice system is always the most effective and appropriate response to domestic violence. This research raises two serious challenges, not only for the criminal justice system, but also for women's advocates, policy makers and researchers. First, how can the criminal justice system acknowledge and respond to the heterogeneous nature of domestic violence perpetrators? Second, whose goals should be paramount in police response to domestic violence, the system's or the victim's? This paper examines each of these two challenges and considers their implications for the policing of domestic violence.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15614263.asp
Copyright Statement Copyright 2001 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 2
Issue Number 4
Page from 447
Page to 460
ISSN 1561-4263
Date Accessioned 2002-04-12
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/3851
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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