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Michigan Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence Instructor Resource Guide, Second Edition

NCJ Number
J E Findlater; C Finney; H Kramp
Date Published
779 pages
This guide is intended to help instructors prepare law enforcement officers for responding to domestic violence cases.
The basic training curriculum specifications and the instructor resource guide consist of three modules. Module One, "The Nature and Prevalence of Domestic Violence," is intended to help students understand the victim's life circumstances and provide an understanding of the types of assailant tactics and victim behaviors they are likely to encounter at a domestic violence scene. Module Two, "The Laws Regarding Domestic Violence," must be taught by an attorney admitted to the State Bar of Michigan. It is intended to help the student understand that domestic violence is criminal behavior and encompasses a broad spectrum of substantive crimes. It includes determining probable cause, the laws of arrest, and the procedural requirements involved in a domestic violence response. Module Three, "Domestic Violence Response Procedures," takes the student from receipt of initial information and dispatch through documenting the investigation in an official police incident report, and victim assistance. References, appendixes