My name is John Waldron and I am a doctoral student in the Criminal Justice Dept. at the Graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York (CUNY) located at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and principal investigator of this project, entitled “Social and Legal Determinants on the Enforcement of Domestic Violence Laws by the Police: A Study of New Jersey Police Officers.” This is a research study of police officers’ attitudes and actions regarding hypothetical incidents of domestic violence. It will investigate how police officers respond to acts of domestic violence under current New Jersey laws and Attorney General Guidelines. I would like you to complete a 10-page questionnaire.
You are invited to participate in this research by completing a questionnaire. This should take approximately 45 minutes to one hour to finish. We plan to enroll between 400 and 600 participants into this study. Your participation in this study is strictly voluntary. You have the right to refuse to participate without consequences. If you decide not to participate, your decision will not affect your relationship with your department or with John Jay College.
The potential harm to subjects in this research project is minimal. It is a routine activity for police officers to respond to domestic disputes and violations of the domestic violence laws of the State of New Jersey. The questions focus on either hypothetical situations, questions about the