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The Domestic Violence Arrest Decision: Examining Demographic, Attitudinal, and Situational Variables
Crime & Delinquency
  • Amanda L. Robinson, Michigan State University
  • Meghan S Stroshine, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
20 p.
Publication Date
1-1-2000
Publisher
Sage Publications
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1177/0011128700046001002
Abstract
The effects of demographic, attitudinal, and situational variables on the domestic violence arrest decision were investigated using official data and officer attitudinal data. We examined some variables never before studied in this context (e.g., the demographic characteristics of officers) and improved on the measurement of many variables (e.g., victim cooperativeness, victim injury, and time of shift). Logit analyses clarified those factors that significantly impacted the arrest decision and identified how officers arrived at a determination of a victim's cooperativeness. The findings supported previous research that has highlighted the importance of situational variables in the arrest decision.
Comments

Crime & Delinquency , Volume 46, No. 1 (January 2000), DOI.

The Marquette author was affiliated with Michigan State University by the time this article was published.

Citation Information
Amanda L. Robinson and Meghan S Stroshine. "The Domestic Violence Arrest Decision: Examining Demographic, Attitudinal, and Situational Variables" Crime & Delinquency (2000) ISSN: 0011-1287
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/meghan_stroshine/13/