Police Response To Domestic Violence

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Control Strategies Police Response The police response to Intimate Partner Violence has changed since the 1980s according to Gottesman, & Brown (1999). In the past, domestic violence was viewed as a household matter, rather than a serious criminal one. Previously, when a police officer was taking a domestic violence call, he would simply tell the couple to work it out, only using arrest in really extreme cases. Traditionally, domestic violence calls were not considered high priority calls. Police rarely took this type of call seriously due to the high volume of domestic related calls. During the height of the feminist movement, females were beginning to hold occupations that had primarily been reserved for males, putting pressure on political figures increasing awareness about domestic violence. At…show more content…
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