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