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Decisions to Prosecute Battered Women’s Homicide Cases: An Exploratory Study

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dc.contributor.author Follingstad, Diane
dc.contributor.author Rogers, M. Jill
dc.contributor.author Welling, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Priesmeyer, Frances Jillian
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-03T17:04:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-03T17:04:34Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Welling, Sarah; Follingstad, Diane; Rogers, M. Jill; and Priesmeyer, Frances Jillian. (2015). Decisions to Prosecute Battered Women's Homicide Cases: An Exploratory Study". Law Faculty Scholarly Articles, 588: 16 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1588&context=law_facpub
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/50
dc.description.abstract Discretionary decisions to prosecute cases in which a battered woman kills her partner were investigated using several research strategies and targeting a range of case elements. Law students presented with case elements reported they would consider legal elements over nonlegal (or “supplemental”) elements when making a decision to prosecute. In contrast, law students assessed through an open-ended format as to important case factors for deciding to prosecute spontaneously generated high proportions of supplemental case elements compared with legal factors. Vignette comparisons of 42 case elements on participants’ likelihood to prosecute identified salient factors including legal and supplemental variables. Themes from the open-ended responses are discussed, as well as the extent to which supplemental factors were more likely to be considered in prosecution decisions when assessed through different methodological strategies. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Kentucky College of Law en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Law Faculty Scholarly Articles;
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.subject Prosecution en_US
dc.subject Case Management en_US
dc.subject Victim-Offender Overlap en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Spouse Abuse en_US
dc.subject Battering en_US
dc.subject Long Term Effects en_US
dc.subject Murder en_US
dc.subject Manslaughter en_US
dc.subject Violent Crime en_US
dc.subject Community Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Prosecutors en_US
dc.title Decisions to Prosecute Battered Women’s Homicide Cases: An Exploratory Study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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