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Domestic Violence Cases in Rural Pennsylvania Magisterial Courts: Practices, Effectiveness and Consequences

Description
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.
Author(s)
Gabriela Wasileski, Erika Davis-Frenzel
Date
09/2016
Type
Document
Organization
Center for Rural Pennsylvania
Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Criminal justice system · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Pennsylvania