Domestic violence case processing : a serious crime or a waste of precious time? / Kathleen Erin Currul-Dykeman.

Laws governing the criminal justice system's response to domestic violence have changed through the passage of mandated arrest and prosecution policies. However, while arrest rates for domestic violence increased throughout the 1990s and 2000s, these cases continue to receive lenient treatment...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Currul-Dykeman, Kathleen Erin, 1972- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2014.
Series:Recht und Gesellschaft.
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Summary:Laws governing the criminal justice system's response to domestic violence have changed through the passage of mandated arrest and prosecution policies. However, while arrest rates for domestic violence increased throughout the 1990s and 2000s, these cases continue to receive lenient treatment by our courts. Most are resolved with dismissals. Currel-Dykeman explores if the court community literature can offer a possible explanation to this problem. She analyzes the local legal culture of two courts, a traditional court and a specialized problem solving court to understand how they discuss and.
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:1593327668
9781593327668