Majority of Your Shift: How Police Navigate the Complex Terrain of Domestic Violence

Australian police handle one domestic violence matter every two minutes. How do they negotiate these intimate, complex and often dangerous situations? Police are often the first on the scene in an emergency, for domestic violence incidents as for everything else, but they don’t always have the best reputation for dealing with family violence. Apathy and insensitivity to victims, encouraging victims not to prosecute, not taking out criminal proceedings – are these accusations fair to the police that deal with tense situations every day?

Read the feature on ABC News.

Source: www.abc.net.au

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