Thursday, September 27, 2007

Study Aims to Document Domestic Violence Patterns

India-West Staff Reporter

The Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence, in collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Social Work, has launched a research project on the degree to which South Asian American women seek help in domestic violence situations, and the effectiveness of criminal justice interventions in these instances.

The study, funded by the National Institute of Justice, will issue a recommendation on how local law enforcement agencies can improve their domestic violence investigations in South Asian households. The recommendation will be based on 220 confidential interviews with battered South Asian women.

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