Promising Protection: 911 Call Records as Foundation for Family Violence Intervention
James G. Dwyer
William & Mary Law School
August 27, 2013
Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 102, 2014
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-256
The usefulness of 911 call records in domestic violence situations is under-appreciated. This Article documents an extraordinary increase in prosecutorial success in routine misdemeanor DV cases when 911 call records are available and used in some fashion. It also explains how other parties could effectively use 911 event chronologies and sound recordings to stop domestic violence and protect children from being exposed to it, including child protection agencies, victims themselves, and children's other family members.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 97
Keywords: 911 call, domestic violence, child maltreatment, battered women, hearsay
Date posted: August 28, 2013 ; Last revised: May 28, 2014
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