Police involvement in incidents of physical assault: Analysis of the Redesigned National Crime Victimization Survey
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Fam. Violence
police; violence against women; NCVS; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; VICTIMS; ARRESTS; Psychology, Clinical; Family Studies
Police involvement in incidents of physical assaults against women has been the subject of considerable research. There is still some debate, however, about the relationship between the social structure of the incident and the level of involvement of the criminal justice system. Using the Redesigned National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS; U. S. Department of Justice, 1997), this paper looks at several different dimensions of the criminal justice system's involvement in physical assaults against women including calling the police, police response, and arrest. Results suggest that police were more likely to become involved in first time incidents of physical assaults against women and incidents that involved injury. Differences between models, however, suggested that the involvement of the criminal justice system is a multidimensional process.
Journal of Family Violence
"Police involvement in incidents of physical assault: Analysis of the Redesigned National Crime Victimization Survey" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3834.