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A Summary and Analysis of Warrantless Arrest Statutes for Domestic Violence in the United States


April M. Zeoli


Michigan State University - School of Criminal Justice

Hannah Brenner


Michigan State University - College of Law

Alexis Norris


Michigan State University


Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Forthcoming
MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 8-22

Abstract:     
In the United States in 2005, more than 60% of the more than 564,000 nonfatal, violent incidents perpetrated by intimate partners were reported to the police. Whether police arrested the alleged perpetrators of domestic violence in response to these reports varied widely, based in part on state law governing the ability or duty of an officer to make a warrantless arrest. Although all 50 states and the District of Columbia currently allow officers to make warrantless arrests for domestic violence, state laws differ from one another in multiple, important ways. This article details, compares, and analyzes differences between state domestic violence warrantless arrest laws.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: Domestic Violence, Legal Intervention, Batterers, Criminology

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Date posted: April 21, 2013  

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Zeoli, April M. and Brenner, Hannah and Norris, Alexis, A Summary and Analysis of Warrantless Arrest Statutes for Domestic Violence in the United States. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Forthcoming; MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 8-22. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1713229

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April M. Zeoli
Michigan State University - School of Criminal Justice ( email )
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States
Hannah Brenner (Contact Author)
Michigan State University - College of Law ( email )
318 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States
517-232-6804 (Phone)
Alexis Norris
Michigan State University ( email )
Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States
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