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Schmidt, Janell D.

Works: 3 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 567 library holdings
Roles: Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Janell D Schmidt
Policing domestic violence : experiments and dilemmas by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for criminal justice personnel, elected officials, victims' rights advocates, policy analysts, and scholars, this volume analyzes the findings and policy implications of a multi-year Federal research program to repeat the 1984 Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment, the first controlled test of the effects of arrest on recidivism. The experiment was undertaken to analyze the effects of police responses to misdemeanor domestic violence. It was based on the assumption that the main goal of police intervention is to reduce the risk of repeat violence by the suspect against the same victim in the future. The results revealed that arrest was more effective in accomplishing this goal than was mediation or sending the suspect out of the home for the night. The experiment was repeated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Miami, Florida; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Findings revealed that arrest deters selectively. Thus, it effectively inhibits some offenders, but it incites more violence in others. It may also deter batterers for a month or so, only to make them more violent later. Its effects are also related to the victim's socioeconomic status. Findings indicated the need to replace mandatory arrest policies with policies that provide more options and that reflect the findings of recent research
Milwaukee Domestic Violence Experiment, 1987-1989 by Lawrence W Sherman( )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study represents a modified replication of the Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment (SPECIFIC DETERRENT EFFECTS OF ARREST FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT: MINNEAPOLIS, 1981-1982 [ICPSR 8250]). The Minneapolis study found arrest to be an effective deterrent against repeat domestic violence. The two key purposes of the current study were (1) to examine the possible differences in reactions to arrest, and (2) to compare the effects of short and long incarceration associated with arrest. Research protocol involved 35 patrol officers in four Milwaukee police districts screening domestic violence cases for eligibility, then calling police headquarters to request a randomly-assigned disposition. The three possible randomly assigned dispositions were (1) Code 1, which consisted of arrest and at least one night in jail, unless the suspect posted bond, (2) Code 2, which consisted of arrest and immediate release on recognizance from the booking area at police headquarters, or as soon as possible, and (3) Code 3, which consisted of a standard Miranda-style script warning read by police to both suspect and victim. A battered women's shelter hotline system provided the primary measurement of the frequency of violence by the same suspects both before and after each case leading to a randomized police action. Other forms of measurement included arrests of the suspect both before and after the offense, as well as offenses against the same victim. Initial victim interviews were attempted within one month after the first 900 incidents were compiled. A second victim interview was attempted six months after the incident for all 1,200 cases. Data collected for this study included detailed data on each of the 1,200 randomized events, less detailed data on an additional 854 cases found ineligible, ''pipeline'' data on the frequency of domestic violence in the four Milwaukee police districts, o ... Cf.:
Predicting domestic homicide : prior police contact and gun threats by Lawrence W Sherman( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.38 for Policing d ... to 0.76 for Predicting ...)

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