Results from a study of the non-specialization of individuals charged with domestic violence (DV) and the relationship between DV and assaultive and criminal behaviors are reported. Sections of this article are: background; profile of domestic violence arrestees; risk factors and DV specialization; comparative failure rates; and conclusions. The most common rearrest charges for DV defendants are failure to appear (20.4%), contempt (7.1%), and simple assault (5.3%).
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Charge Speciality and Revictimization by Defendants Charged with Domestic Violence Offenses
Accession Number: 023001
National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC)