ERIC Number: ED188049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Prosecutor's Responsibility in Spouse Abuse Cases.
National District Attorneys Association, Chicago, IL.
A conference on the role of the prosecutor in spouse assault cases, organized by the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and the Center for Women Policy Studies (CWPS) was held in Memphis, Tennessee, September 25-28, 1978. The objectives of this conference are described in terms of the need to reach consensus on how cases should be handled by prosecutors and the way in which information can be exchanged among prosecutors representing the 17 cities where LEAA-funded family violence projects exist. Issues addressed included: (1) the nature and extent of family violence, particularly spouse abuse; (2) the appropriateness of criminal prosecution; (3) criteria for determining prosecution; (3) measures to assure victim cooperation; (4) ways to overcome proof and evidentiary problems; (5) effective dispositions; and (6) effective alternatives to prosecution. A list of conference participants and an annotated bibliography of selected readings are also provided. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Battered Women, Court Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Problems, Family Violence, Justice, Lawyers, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Marital Instability, Spouses, State of the Art Reviews, Victims of Crime, Violence
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National District Attorneys Association, Chicago, IL.