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Domestic Violence Cases Don’t Always Have Day In Court

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October 02 13

A new study shows very few domestic violence cases make it to court in Northwest Indiana, despite the number of calls.  Dr. Joseph Ferrandino, assistant professor of criminal justice in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, looked at the stats dating back to 2004 and interviewed police officers. He found several officers in his sample which had never been to court on a domestic violence case, even though they routinely responded to calls. One issue may be how Indiana defines domestic violence.

Host Steve Walsh talked to the professor and Mary Govert, Executive Director, St. Jude House in Crown Point.



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