Practical Implications of Current Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges
Published June 2009
Chapter 7. Judicial Responses
- 7-1. Does sentencing domestic violence offenders deter reabuse?
- 7-2. Should judges follow victim preferences when determining sentences?
- 7-3. What should the response be when the suspect is brought in on an arrest or court-default warrant?
- 7-4. What are current abuser sentencing practices?
- 7-5. What accounts for dispositions?
- 7-6. Are defendants who don’t show up in court more at risk for reabusing than those who do?
- 7-7. Can "first" offenders be safely diverted or discharged?
- 7-8. Who obtains civil protective orders?
- 7-9. When and why do victims ask for orders?
- 7-10. How many abusers violate court protective orders?
- 7-11. Do protective orders work?
- 7-12. Does judicial demeanor make a difference?
- 7-13. Do specialized domestic violence courts work?
- 7-14. What makes specialized domestic violence courts different?
- 7-15. Do enhanced domestic violence dispositions require enhanced postdisposition court time and resources?
- 7-16. Does the type of postdispositional monitoring matter?
- 7-17. Does probation supervision of abusers reduce the likelihood of reabuse?
Date Created: June 5, 2009