Some studies showed a positive correlation between the violent threats towards victims and their decision not to pursue charges or any other mediation (Artz, 2011). In other words, threatened violence by the offender directed towards the victim was a reason behind the victim failing to cooperate. Artz (2011) further notes studies performed in the 1990’s showed women may not follow through with the process due to the criminal justice process itself. The process is very time consuming and with multiple court dates, taking off work and finding adequate childcare can create issues (Artz, 2011, p. 8). These studies also found the problems that can occur with the service of protection orders, misunderstanding of the criminal justice system itself, and once again, being afraid of the offender, will serve as a determining factor in a victims’ willingness to cooperate with further court proceedings.
Retrieved from http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/domviol/facts.htm Los Angeles Police Department (2014, June). Domestic violence. Retrieved from http://www.lapdonline.org/get_informed/content_basic_view/8887
There are plenty of subtopics to choose from that involves domestic violence, the sub topic that interested me the most was Police Officers that are involved in Domestic Violence acts. I chose to do my research topic on domestic violence because I want to learn more about the topic and who does it all effect and if someone is exposed to domestic violence could it harm them is some sort of way. Domestic violence among police officers happen more than usual and happens more compared to domestic violence in non-police officer families. The reason for this is because I believe it is all of the stress that police officers have on the job and what they have to deal with involving murders, rapist and all of the psychological problems they deal with on a daily basis on the job which causes the offices to drink and do drugs to get the mental pictures out of their heads of deaths and that can cause police officers to commit these domestic violence acts. When police officers are involved in domestic violence acts, what happens to them and can they get away with the assault compared to non-police officers just because they are a police officer?
There are several individuals in our society who suffer from being neglected to being brutally beaten and even being financially deprived. In today’s society it is not uncommon to see the citizens of our country fall victim to domestic violence. While some people debate that this kind of behavior should not go on and is unacceptable, there are others who choose to stay out of it. Regardless of one’s point of view, it is obvious that there are people in our communities that are suffering from domestic violence and both our state and federal legislation have chosen to partake in this fight against domestic violence. In today’s society there are a number of things that have resulted in the government’s need to get involved and make laws in order to help bring order and peace to communities.
As the nature of sex crimes have long held the nation’s fascination, it represents only the tip of the iceberg as sex crimes seem to bring up more controversial questions than it answers. Because of our fear of sex offenders, the general public has been led to concentrate solely on the aspect of punishment as many bureaucrats have searched for different approaches to prevent sex offenders from re-offending again in order to improve public safety. Two main strategies that officials have tried to use to deter sex offenders are providing the option of chemical and/or surgical castration for sex offenders and lessening the caseloads of workers to ensure strict supervision of sex offenders. However, as sex offenders who were sentenced to prison eventually return to the community, the American Psychological Association believes that psychologists can treat the sex offenders as they attempt to fully reintegrate into society as law-abiding citizens (Kersting, 2003). This place an important role on community treatment of sex offenders’ rehabilitation as var... ... middle of paper ... ...c. 2014. .
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Looking back in history, crime has always been an ongoing issue for big states, as well as small communities. Law enforcement official have tried to implement several different approaches throughout time in order to try and deter crime. Recently a notable tactic that has come under a lot of scrutiny is referred to as ‘the stop-and-frisk Law.’ Under this policy, police officers have the right to stop, and if needed frisk, a suspect and ask him or her questions with reasonable cause. This policy was meant to prevent crime and criminals from reaching a level of being incarcerated or doing harm to others. Stop-and-frisk has been a method used in both big and small cities with high crime rates.
The Cycle of Violence in Domestic Abuse. Retrieved December 4, 2013, from Domestic Violence and Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm Stark, E. (1989). Family Violence. New York City: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. Weires, M. K. (2012, January). Retrieved December 4, 2013, from Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault: http://dss.sd.gov/victimservices/cvc/2012CVCHandbook.pdf
When prosecuting criminal domestic violence cases too many officers constructed their entire case only on statements made by the victim. However, “victims of domestic violence are more likely than victims of other violent crime to recant or refuse to cooperate in prosecutorial efforts” (Breitenbach, 2008, p. 1256). Officers must consider that victims of domestic violence may refuse to testify because of fear of retaliation, intimidation, financial dependence, emotional attachment, and/or because they reunited with the batterer. If the victim refused to testify during court, their statement against the abuser becomes hearsay evidence. Several recent cases have had a huge influence on how those statements and hearsay evidence may be utilized in court without the victim’s testimony.