Questions about dating violence
Today mandatory arrest policies apply in most jurisdictions, and the arrest rate for domestic violence crimes has remained at much higher levels than before mandatory arrest.Proponents of mandatory arrest claim the policies have been a great success, pointing to sharp reductions in the incident rate of domestic violence crimes over the past 30 years.Key question: What is the meaning of “feminism” in today’s society?Is it an outmoded concern from 30 years ago, or is the role of women still an issue requiring social and political change?
Duluth was one of the first jurisdictions to experiment with “mandatory arrest,” a policy that required police officers to make an arrest in certain predefined situations where domestic violence incidents occurred.
Some academics have criticize the patriarchal model.
They argue that cultural values don’t cause men to hit women — they emphasize the role of individual psychology and the impact of socioeconomic factors such as poverty and education.
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Everyone deserves to be in a healthy and safe relationship.