Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges
Published June 2009
Chapter 2. Reporting and Arrests
In this chapter find:
- 2-1. To what extent is domestic violence reported to law enforcement and what percentage actually reaches the courts?
- 2-2. At what point do victims report domestic violence?
- 2-3. Which victims are likely to report domestic violence?
- 2-4. Does the quality of the law enforcement response influence whether domestic violence is reported?
- 2-5. Who else reports domestic violence?
- 2-6. Are there are other major sources for reports of domestic violence?
- 2-7. What kinds of domestic violence are reported to law enforcement and are prosecuted?
- 2-8. Do arrest rates correspond to actual rates of domestic violence and stalking based on victim surveys?
- 2-9. Do stalking arrests correspond to actual stalking rates as reported by victims?
- 2-10. Is arrest the best response?
- 2-11. What should law enforcement’s response be if the suspect is gone when they arrive?
- 2-12. Who is the primary/predominant aggressor?
Date Created: June 5, 2009