Running head: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE1POLICE RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCENameInstitutional affiliationDOMESTIC VIOLENCE2AbstractThis weeks paper will discuss the police response practices for domestic violence incidentsand calls and what future approaches can police responses better in these incidents. This paper willalso ask about what mandatory criminal charges and the offender may receive in a domesticviolence case. Lastly, it will discuss data and trends that happen in a domestic violence incident.Police Response Practices for Domestic Violence Incidents and CallsWhen calls for domestic violence were made to police in the 1980's and earlier, those callswere automatically delayed, for hopes that the issue would be resolved without a police presence(FindLaw). Then in 1984, it took the case of Thurman v. The city of Torrington, that police startedmaking domestic violence calls a priority. This case was the first of its kind after Women's Rightswere not able to entirely make it possible for better reform, making police aware of the potentialfinancial penalties for not following up on calls (FindLaw, 2016).Mandatory Criminal Charging in Domestic Violence CasesMandatory criminal charging stands for a policy that is in place, allowing police to arrestand charge offenders in domestic violence cases. All states have varying degrees of charges when itcomes to domestic violence incidents. So, in short, what this means is if an officer has probablecause, ...
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