Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Source Publication

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management

Source ISSN

1363-951X

Abstract

Much research has focused on the police response to domestic violence; however, relatively little research has considered performance differences of various types of police officers. Although there has been widespread adoption of community policing by police departments across the country, it is not conclusive as to whether units with a specific community policing philosophy perform better than traditional units when handling domestic violence calls. The current study addresses this issue by analyzing the factors associated with victim participation; specifically, do officers and detectives operating under a specific community policing mandate produce higher rates of victim participation? Bivariate and multivariate analyses indicate that victim participation rates did not differ by a community policing orientation; rather, situational factors exert the strongest effect on victim participation.

Comments

Accepted version. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Volume 23, No. 3 (2000), DOI. This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear in e-Publications@Marquette. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.