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Author Hoyle, Carolyn.

Title Negotiating domestic violence : police, criminal justice, and victims / Carolyn Hoyle.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.


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 UniM Bail  362.82920941 HOYL    AVAILABLE
Physical description [xvii], 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Clarendon studies in criminology.
Clarendon studies in criminology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Legal Rules, Policies, and Police Practices -- 2. Conceptual and Methodological Issues -- 3. The Control Room: the First Stage in the Decision-Making Process? -- 4. The Cultural and Structural Determinants of Police Decision-Making -- 5. The Situational Determinants of Police Decision-Making -- 6. Understanding Prosecution Decisions -- 7. In the Victim's Interest? -- 8. Interrogating the Role of the Victim.
Summary This book examines the factors which shape the criminal justice response to domestic violence in the light of policy changes at the beginning of the 1990s which aimed to increase arrest rates. In particular, the author discusses the needs and expectations of victims and examines how their choices impact on decisions made by police and prosecutors. Many books on the criminal justice response to domestic violence start from the premise that withdrawal of complaints by victims and the subsequent discontinuance of cases, represent some kind of failure on the part of the agencies involved and that victims would benefit from greater determination by police to prosecute offenders wherever possible. Implicit in this approach is the assumption that the criminal justice system as it presently operates is capable of responding effectively to the needs of victims of domestic violence. This book throws considerable doubt on the validity of these assumptions.
Subject Family violence -- Great Britain.
Victims of family violence -- Great Britain.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Great Britain.
ISBN 0198267738 (alk. paper)