What Happens When Health Practitioners Report Domestic Violence Injuries to the Police? A Study of the Law Enforcement Response to Injury Reports
Lund, Laura E., Violence and Victims
This study was undertaken to leam whether law enforcement agencies in California ("agencies") have standard policies and procedures in place for responding to reports of domestic violence injuries from health practitioners ("HP reports"), and to describe the variation in policies and procedures across agencies. Using a structured interviewing tool with closed- and open-ended questions, a survey was taken of domestic violence experts from 39 agencies throughout California. Forty-one agencies were asked to participate in the study. Interviews were completed with 39. Almost all agencies reported that they have standard procedures in place for responding to HP reports when the reports are …
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Publication information: Article title: What Happens When Health Practitioners Report Domestic Violence Injuries to the Police? A Study of the Law Enforcement Response to Injury Reports. Contributors: Lund, Laura E. - Author. Journal title: Violence and Victims. Volume: 14. Issue: 2 Publication date: January 1, 1999. Page number: 203+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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