You are to write an academic paper describing and analyzing the following topic: Policing Domestic Violence.
An important order-maintenance situation in policing is handing domestic disputes. Husbands and wives continue to fight and police continue to be called to act both as marriage counselors and law enforcement officials.
Police officers exercise great discretion in handling domestic disturbances and might implement a variety of responses.
In this paper, students need to address the following:
Define the role of order-maintenance in policing;
Define the act of domestic violence and discuss some current statistics regarding its prevalence; and
Discuss the role police may serve in dealing with domestic violence situations from an order maintenance perspective, including but not limited to, why they might be discouraged from using “arrest.”