Strategies for investigation and prosecution of domestic violence

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Excessive reliance on victim testimony has hindered prosecution of many cases of domestic violence and provides an incentive for defendants to further intimidate their victims. This review, written during my third semester of law school, looks at the experiences of several jurisdictions across the country that moved beyond this traditional approach to prosecution of domestic violence to an increased reliance on physical evidence and victim empowerment.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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