"It is often difficult to know for sure if cases of intimate killing are preceded by domestic violence. At times police do not log their calls to domestic-violence incidents. Recent research suggests that roughly half of intimate-partner violence is reported to the police" (Websdale, 1999). It is critically important that first responders accurately record the details of incidents related to domestic violence so that future threats can be identified and addressed.
This article highlights information advocates need in order to work collaboratively and effectively with police officers and other law enforcement personnel. The author discusses the changes police officers have made regarding when and how they arrest, investigate, write reports, and how they work with and support prosecutors and victim advocates.
This document provides a discussion of how community policing principles might intersect with the core principles of domestic violence organizing: victim safety, offender accountability, and community change.
This blog provides brief recommendations for emergency physicians on screening ED patients for intimate partner violence.
This guide book offers user-friendly information for law enforcement on how to respond to a wide range of victims. It attempts to highlight the most salient issues involved for victims of certain crimes and for certain populations of victims.
A Balanced Collaboration: How Vermont Built a Protocol for Law Enforcement Response to Children and Domestic Violence
This paper provides a starting point for other communities to explore their own response to children at domestic violence incidents, as well as an approach that can be used to examine other aspects of intervention.