ERIC Number: EJ513122
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Police Response to Mandatory Arrest Laws.
Mignon, Sylvia I.; Holmes, William M.
Crime and Delinquency, v41 n4 p430-42 Oct 1995
Examines how police officers in 24 departments have responded to mandatory arrest statutes in 861 cases of domestic violence. Arrests of offenders, especially those violating restraining orders, increased. Arrest was affected by victim injury, use of a weapon, use of alcohol, and presence of a witness. Police training was crucial to implementation of the statute. (LKS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: "Responding to Violence against Women."