Recording of offences on police domestic violence call outs

Monica Fagerlund, Juha Kääriäinen, Noora Ellonen

    Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


    Due to new legislation passed in 2011, Finnish police have been legally
    obligated to record and investigate all assaults, including petty assaults,
    occurring in close relationships. Referred to as domestic violence (DV),
    these assaults can be prosecuted even without victim consent. Much like
    pro- and mandatory arrest policies, this reform was aimed at decreasing
    victim and police discretion, based on the assumption that recording
    and preliminary investigation of every DV incident would help prevent
    further violence. Comparison between police call outs and the number
    of offences indicate that in reality not every DV incident is recorded.
    Using Police and Emergency Call Database data merged with 410 police
    officer survey responses, the current study presents the first empirical
    results on legal and extra-legal factors associated with recording DV as
    an offence in Finland. Factors explaining non-recording are discussed
    based on police officers’ free-text comments, and implications for policy
    and practice are presented.
    LehtiInternational Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2018
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu


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