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  The author(s) shown below used Federal funds provided by the U.S.Department of Justice and prepared the following final report:Document Title: Response to Domestic Violence in a Pro-ActiveCourt Setting – Final ReportAuthor(s):Eve Buzawa Ph.D. ; Gerald T. Hotaling Ph.D. ;Andrew Klein Ph.D. ; James Byrne Ph.D.Document No.: 181427 Date Received:March 15, 2000 Award Number:95-IJ-CX-0027This report has not been published by the U.S. Department of Justice.To provide better customer service, NCJRS has made this Federally-funded grant final report available electronically in addition totraditional paper copies.Opinions or points of view expressed are thoseof the author(s) and do not necessarily reflectthe official position or policies of the U.S.Department of Justice.  RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN A PRO-ACTIVE COURT SETTING FINAL REPORT Eve Buzawa, Ph.D. Chair/Professor Department of Criminal Justice University of Massachusetts-Lowell Gerald T. Hotaling, Ph.D. Professor Department of Criminal Justice University of Massachusetts-Lowell Andrew Klein, Ph.D. Consultant James Byrne, Ph.D. Professor Department of Criminal Justice University of Massachusetts, Lowell Submitted: March, 1999 Revised: July, 1999 The research described in this report was funded by the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice under grant #95-IJ-CX-0027. The points of view expressed in this document are the authors’ own and do not represent the official positions of any of the participating agencies, Quincy District Court officials, or the National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice. . U.S. Department of Justice.of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of thehas not been published by the Department. Opinions or points of view expressed are thoseThis document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. This report  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Quincy District Court Study relied on the extensive cooperation of the Quincy District Court udges. We ate particularly gateful for all the time and effort given by Presiding Justice Charles E. Black. He provided extensive background about the QDC which greatly facilitated our understandug of the data. In addition, he carefully reviewed the Final Report and provided us with extensive and extremely helpful feedback. We also extend our deep appreciation to the Probation Department, Clerk’s Office and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office. In addition, we would also like to thank he police departments of Quincy, Weymouth, Randolph, Braintree, Milton, Holbrook, and Cohassset for their cooperation. Not only do we extend our gratitude for the extraordinary assistance of these agencies, but for the tremendous commitment demonstrated in their efforts to protect women against violence. The success of this project depended on the huge commitment made by many of our students and staff. Many were exceptional in their efforts. Data collection was led by Robin Smith whose abilities included extraordinary skill at obtaining victim cooperation for interviews, maintaining high standards for data collection, and demonstrating tireless patience and perseverence to continually monitor all the details associated with such a large scale project. We are also grateful for the excellent work of those students who worked with her: Renee Dion, Michelle DeLuca, Paul Basile, D.J. uigley, Chris Finned, Kevin Cardonne, Dennis Febles, Todd Ahern, Lynn Malatesta, Cheryl Crooks, Joe Espinola, Bob Sojka, James Murphy, Toby Plourde, Eric Goyette, Isabel Deno, Jason Barber, and Joe Shields. We would also like to thank Kathleen Gill for her special efforts in assisting all of us in countless ways including managing extensive correspondence, countless phone calls, and maintaining our good spirits. We are very grateful for David Hirshel’s insightful and very helpful comments on the final draft of this report. While it is tempting to blame any remaining errors on our new and highly regarded colleague, the authors take full responsibility for this report. Finally, and of greatest importance, we would extend our profound gratitude to all the victims who were interviewed for this project. While many welcomed the opportunity to discuss their experiences, it was undoubtedly a painful and difficult experience as well. Without their cooperation, this report would not have been possible. 1 U.S. Department of Justice.of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of thehas not been published by the Department. Opinions or points of view expressed are thoseThis document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. This report  TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview of the Report 1 I. Purpose 6 II. Background 11 What is an Appropriate Criminal Justice Response Why Study the Quincy District Court I1 20 How Does the QDC Process Domestic Violence Cases? 21 Jurisdictional Variations in the Quincy District Court 26 Prior Research on Domestic Violence and its Relevance to a Full Enforcement Court 29 Unintended Consequences of Aggressive Enforcement Against Domestic Violence 30 Research on Batterers 35 Domestic Violence and Generalized Violence 44 Research on Chronic Victimization 49 111. Methodology 51 Sampling Decisions and the Sample Size Issue 52 Study Design 52 Data Sources 53 Response Rate and the Victim Survey 63 Coding and Reliability Issues in the Victim Survey 67 Level of Agreement Between Police Incident Reports And Victim Survey Responses 68 Weighting and Data Analysis 71 IV. Characteristics of Incidents, Victims, and Offenders 70 Characteristics of the Incident Characteristics of the Victim Characteristics of the Oflender 72 79 83 4 .. 11 U.S. Department of Justice.of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of thehas not been published by the Department. Opinions or points of view expressed are thoseThis document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. This report

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