Can Police Prevent Domestic Violence Simply By Telling Offenders to Stop?

Can Police Prevent Domestic Violence Simply By Telling Offenders to Stop?

November 13, 2013 | by John H. Tucker | Indy Week

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In 1998, High Point, North Carolina, became the second of several U.S. cities to use the gun violence intervention strategy “Operation Ceasefire” to deal with its gang and gun violence. With Operation Ceasefire’s “focused-deterrence” approach to offenders, High Point saw a massive decrease in its level of violent crime. Now High Point is using a similar strategy to combat domestic violence through their “Offender-Focused Domestic Violence Initiative”, which early data suggests is working.

In 1998, High Point, North Carolina, became the second of several U.S. cities to use the gun violence intervention strategy “Operation Ceasefire” to deal with its gang and gun violence. With Operation Ceasefire’s “focused-deterrence” approach to offenders, High Point saw a massive decrease in its level of violent crime. Now High Point is using a similar strategy to combat domestic violence through their “Offender-Focused Domestic Violence Initiative”, which early data suggests is working.

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