Case outcomes in domestic violence court: influence of judges.

J. Ford, E. L. Rompf, T. Faragher, S. Weisenfluh

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Observation of 174 domestic violence cases in a civil court indicated that the only significant factor related to case outcomes was the judge hearing the case. The three judges whose cases were observed differed significantly in their rates of cases dismissed, findings for or against the respondents, and number and types of orders issued. The data suggest the need for more consistent education of judges in regard to domestic violence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-594
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1995

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  • Psychology (all)


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