Policing Domestic Violence by Lawrence W. Sherman
Experiments and Dilemmas

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Sherman examines the policy of mandatory arrest for domestic violence operated in Wisconsin. He concludes that it is in itself an inadequate response to the problem, especially among the poorer elements of society. He advocates a return to discretionary arrest and a more active social programme.
 

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Published July 1, 1992 by Free Pr. 400 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Subsequent studies, he reports in this comprehensive review of police efforts to curtail domestic violence, have found that arrest reduces domestic violence in some cities, but increases it in others;

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