The Effectiveness of Domestic Abuse Protective Orders and Court Practices in Sentencing Violators, July 2011

(2011) The Effectiveness of Domestic Abuse Protective Orders and Court Practices in Sentencing Violators, July 2011. Human Rights, Department of

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Abstract

Deterring abuse is important to ensuring safety among domestic violence and assault victims. Protective orders are tools aimed at restricting contact between the victim and the abuser to prevent subsequent violence. While empirical research has indicated that protective orders are effective, the extent of the effectiveness is uncertain because violation rates have varied widely from study to study. In addition, little research exists to explain how violations of protective orders are handled, which factors are considered when giving penalties, and whether certain situations lead to a given type of penalty.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Abuse, CJJP, Human Rights
Subjects: Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
Laws and regulations
Law enforcement and courts > Juvenile justice and rehabilitation
Law enforcement and courts
ID Code: 20129
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2015 18:07
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2015 18:07
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/20129