Increased death rates of domestic violence victims from arresting vs. warning suspects in the Milwaukee Domestic Violence Experiment (MilDVE)

Professor Lawrence Sherman and and Heather M. Harris have been in the news regarding their findings in increased death rates of domestic violence victims, who were arrested versus given warnings.


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For more information about the discussion see:

The Times : ‘Stress of partner’s arrest may harm abused women’
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4022277.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_03_03

TIME : ‘When Not to Arrest an Abuser in a Domestic Violence Case’
http://time.com/12682/when-not-to-arrest-an-abuser-in-a-domestic-violence-case/

National Post : ‘Shocking example of unintended consequences: Mandatory domestic violence arrests raise death rate 400%, study finds’
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/03/shocking-example-of-unintended-consequences-mandatory-domestic-violence-arrests-raise-death-rate-400-study-finds/

World Science : ‘Policy to protect domestic violence victims may be killing them’
http://www.world-science.net/othernews/140303_arrest.htm

Journal Sentinal : ‘ Study finds link between abuse victims' deaths, abuser arrests ’
http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/updated-study-on-milwaukee-domestic-violence-victims-raises-questions-b99217428z1-248280641.html

Science News : ‘ Domestic violence arrests may be counterproductive ’
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/domestic-violence-arrests-may-be-counterproductive

Arrest in Domestic Violence Cases Linked to Early Death in Victims
http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/03/02/arrest-in-domestic-violence-cases-linked-to-early-death-in-victims/66564.html

Police chief questions mandatory arrest policy in domestic abuse cases
http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2014/mar/04/police-chief-questions-mandatory-arrest-policy-in-domestic-abuse-cases/

Mandatory arrest in domestic violence call-outs causes early death in victims
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-03/uoc-mai022714.php

When Not To Arrest An Abuser In A Domestic Violence Case
http://www.malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-tile/491712-when-not-to-arrest-an-abuser-in-a-domestic-violence-case.html

WI Study: More Domestic Violence Victim Deaths After Suspects' Arrests
http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/crime-and-justice-news/2014-03-wi-dv-research

Mandatory Arrest in Domestic Violence Call-outs Causes Early Death in Victims
http://www.sciencenewsline.com/summary/2014030315470019.html

Health issues that arise after domestic violence experiences
http://www.examiner.com/article/health-issues-that-arise-after-domestic-violence-experiences

Early death recorded in victims following mandatory arrest in domestic violence call-outs
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/273474.php

Hear more:

Wisconsin Public Radio : Study Calls Into Question Mandatory Arrests After Domestic Violence http://www.wpr.org/listen/540286

Wisconsin Public Radio: Domestic Violence Prevention Groups Say Mandatory Arrest Policy Helps http://www.wpr.org/listen/540491


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