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Kentucky Civil Protective Order Study: A Rural and Urban Multiple Perspective Study of Protective Order Violation Consequences, Responses, and Costs

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dc.contributor.author Logan, TK
dc.contributor.author Walker, Robert
dc.contributor.author Hoyt, William
dc.contributor.author Faragher, Teri
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-13T20:28:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-13T20:28:25Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Logan, TK; Walker, Robert; Hoyt, William; Faragher, Teri. (2009). Kentucky Civil Protective Order Study: A Rural and Urban Multiple Perspective Study of Protective Order Violation Consequences, Responses, and Costs. University of Kentucky Department of Behavioral Science, 182 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NCJ 228350
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/228350.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/170
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract This study compared the effectiveness, enforcement, and cost-effectiveness of civil protective orders (POs) in protecting victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) in rural and urban areas of Kentucky. Overall, POs awarded in IPV cases saved the State $85 million in a single year when changes in quality of life for victims were included in the cost analysis. When the quality-of-life index was excluded from the cost analysis, IPV victim safety was still positively impacted by POs at very little cost, except in cases that involved stalking. When cases involved stalking during the 6 months prior to the victims obtaining the PO, the PO was significantly more likely to be violated in the 6 months after the PO was awarded, even after controlling for a number of relevant variables. For all of the victims in the sample (106 living in rural areas and 107 living in urban areas), half reported that the PO had been violated by the offender, and even for those who experienced PO violations, the abuse was significantly reduced over time. Regarding the comparison and enforcement of PO violations and enforcement in rural and urban areas, the study found more charges of PO violations were brought against offenders in urban areas than in rural areas during the 6-month followup. Since the study shows that, for most IPV victims, POs reduce violence against them by the abuser and save the State millions of dollars of IPV-associated costs, the study recommends ways that IPV victims’ access to obtaining POs could be improved. The study obtained data from the victim sample at baseline and at 3 months and 6 months after receiving a PO in order to examine IPV prior to obtaining a PO and after obtaining a PO. (CVRL Note: see also presentation of findings, "Civil Protective Order Effectiveness: Justice or Just a Piece of Paper?" and policy analysis of findings, "Civil Protective Orders Effective in Stopping or Reducing Partner Violence: Challenges Remain in Rural Areas with Access and Enforcement." (NCJRS Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Kentucky Department of Behavioral Science en_US
dc.relation.isreferencedby http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/171
dc.subject Case Study en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Restraining Orders en_US
dc.subject Harassment en_US
dc.subject Courts en_US
dc.subject Costs of Crime en_US
dc.subject Financial Consequences en_US
dc.title Kentucky Civil Protective Order Study: A Rural and Urban Multiple Perspective Study of Protective Order Violation Consequences, Responses, and Costs en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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