Domestic Violence Cases in Rural Pennsylvania Magisterial Courts: Practices, Effectiveness and Consequences
Results of a survey of judges in rural Pennsylvania courts as to the effectiveness of domestic violence case prosecution, with a focus on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Includes a discussion of reform history on both a national and state level, barriers to prosecution specific to rural communities, and statistics of types of charges filed versus convictions or dismissals.
Gabriela Wasileski, Erika Davis-Frenzel
Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Abuse and violence · Criminal justice system · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Pennsylvania