Mandatory Arrest for Domestic Violence Offences
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This paper reviews literature surrounding the issue of domestic violence. In particular, the work of Erin L. Han entitled "Mandatory Arrest and No-Drop Policies: Victim Empowerment in Domestic Violence Cases" is examined. This paper questions why domestic violence is a continued problem despite specific laws designed to prosecute perpetrators. Additionally, the author compares the length of sentences for males and females accused of domestic violence.
From the Paper:"The work of Erin L. Han entitled: "Mandatory Arrest and No-Drop Policies: Victim Empowerment in Domestic Violence Cases" states that "In recent decades, arrest and prosecution have been applied to perpetrators of domestic violence with increasing severity, representing an important step in recognizing domestic violence as a crime. Some jurisdictions have taken the war against domestic violence a step further, by employing aggressive "mandatory arrest" and "no-drop prosecution" policies." (n.d.) Han notes that the "...modern campaign against domestic violence" has "waged" for over forty years and yet "...the statistics are still appalling." (Ibid) Han states additionally the fact that approximately "two million American women are victims/survivors of domestic violence at the hands of their male partners." (Ibid) "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Davis, Richard L. (1998) Mandatory Arrest and Restraining Orders - Domestic Violence: Facts and Fallacies Online available at: http://www.dvmen.org/dv-57.htm.
- Han, Erin L. (2001) Mandatory Arrest and No-Drop Policies: Victim Empowerment in Domestic Violence Cases. Online available at: http://www.bc.edu/schools/law/lawreviews/meta-elements/journals/bctwj/23_1/04_TXT.htm.
- Maxwell, C. Garner, Joel, and Fagan, Jeffrey (2001) The Effects of Arrest on Intimate Partner Violence: New Evidence From the Spouse Assault Replication Program Series: Research in Brief - National Institute of Justice, July 2001.
- Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention act of 1994: Evaluation of the Mandatory Arrest Provisions. Online available at; http://www.opdv.state.ny.us/criminal_justice/police/finalreport/contents.html
- Clute, Penelope D. (nod) Mandatory Arrest - For What? How to Prosecute Domestic Violence as a ''Real' Crime - Know the Law: Domestic Violence Mandatory Arrest. Online available at: http://www.correctionhistory.org/northcountry/html/knowlaw/mandatoryarrestcharges3.htm
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