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Crime Control Effects of Prosecuting Intimate Partner Violence

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $113,203)

This research seeks to assess the extent to which the prosecution, conviction and enhanced sentences of offenders reduce repeat intimate partner violence. A secondary focus is to determine whether the effectiveness of criminal justice interventions is conditioned upon an offender's stakes in conformity (i.e., employment, marriage, etc.). This proposed research will compile the existing automated data on the crime control effects of the prosecution of intimate partner violence collected by previously completed studies and archived at the University of Michigan data archive. The researchers will reproduce the original analyses of each study and construct a consistent set of reanalyses testing the conditions under which criminal justice interventions are more effective. When and if appropriate, they will combine data from different studies to produce some limited cross-site analyses. This research will improve our understanding of the results of prior research, provide a more solid basis for current public policy, and help identify measurement, methodological and substantive issues that ought to be addressed in future research on the criminal justice response to intimate partner violence. ca/ncf

Date Created: July 26, 2006