Domestic Violence Cases: What Research Shows About Arrest and Dual Arrest Rates
Published July 25, 2008
by David Hirschel
Police have been making more arrests in domestic violence cases, and researchers want to know why. Sometimes, when police
cannot determine who is at fault for a domestic offense, they arrest both people involved, in what is known as a dual arrest.
To examine the factors that have increased arrests and dual arrests in domestic violence cases, NIJ commissioned a comprehensive,
nationwide study. This NIJ ePub describes the study's results.
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Date Created: July 25, 2008