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Dataset: Factors Related to Domestic Violence Court Dispositions in a Large Midwestern Urban Area, 1997-1998: [United States]
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Updated 20 Aug 2021

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The dataset on this page is a cache of the dataset https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/factors-related-to-domestic-violence-court-dispositions-in-a-large-midwestern-urban-area-1-1fa66. It is a snapshot of the dataset as it appeared on 27 Aug 2021 18:37 GMT. The current dataset could have changed in the meantime. Attribution: Contains data retrieved from Data.gov.

The goal of this study was to identify factors that influence whether city misdemeanor domestic violence cases in which batterers are arrested by police result in dismissals, acquittals, or convictions in the courts, and how these cases are processed. The researchers sought to examine factors that influence court officials' decision-making in domestic violence cases, as well as factors that influence victim and witness reluctance in bringing batterers to successful adjudication. In Part 1 researchers merged pretrial services data with information from police and prosecutors' reports in the urban area under study to answer the following questions: (1) What is the rate of dismissals, acquittals, and convictions for misdemeanor court cases and what are the conditions of these sentences? (2) What factors in court cases are significantly related to whether the disposition is a dismissal, acquittal, or conviction, and how are these cases processed? In Part 2, judges, prosecutors, and public ...

Dataset:Factors Related to Domestic Violence Court Dispositions in a Large Midwestern Urban Area, 1997-1998: [United States]
Provider:Department of Justice
Created:18/08/2021
Updated:20/08/2021
Licence:License information is derived automatically. Refer to source for license information before using this data.
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Country:United States of America

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