Arresting Abuse: Mandatory Legal Interventions, Power, and Intimate Abusers

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Over the last decade, police departments and state s attorney s offices across the country have adopted mandatory arrest and no-drop prosecution policies to handle cases of intimate abuse. In addition to protecting victims from future violence, these policies are intended to change abusers by punishing them for their behavior. Emerging at a time when various dimensions of U.S. society are being governed through crime, mandatory arrest and no-drop prosecution have proven controversial. While critics charge that the policies ...

Arresting Abuse: Mandatory Legal Interventions, Power, and Intimate Abusers 2009, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875804033

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