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Predicting Court Outcomes in Intimate Partner Violence Cases: Preliminary Findings  

Author:  Joanne  Belknap.; Dee L.R.  Graham.; P. Gail  Allen.; Jennifer  Hartman.; Victoria Lippen  Jennifer Sutherland.

Source: Volume 05, Number 01, October/November 1999 , pp.1-4(4)

Domestic Violence Report

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To date, research has largely ignored how the courts process intimate partner violence (IPV) cases, namely, cases involving woman battering. This article, summarizing a study conducted in a large Midwestern jurisdiction, used four sources of data to explore how misdemeanor intimate partner domestic violence cases are processed. These are explained in detail.

Keywords: court system is remiss (staying) in touch with victims after their batterers are arrested

Affiliations:  1: University of Colorado; 2: University of Cincinnati; 3: private practice; 4: Northeastern University.

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