Criminal Justice Issues for Arizona

This occasional briefing series presents research and analysis on domestic violence issues in Arizona.

Risk Management: Assessing Domestic Violence Suspects Arrested in Phoenix
Criminal Justice Issues for Arizona
Issue 5
September 2009

Domestic violence is Phoenix’s most commonly reported violent crime, but many suspects’ cases are dismissed almost immediately after arrest, and many others are freed from jail without the supervision recommended by a standard risk-analysis. Risk Management reports these findings among others from analysis of data collected by Phoenix Municipal Court on misdemeanor domestic violence (DV) suspects booked into Maricopa County jails over two years.

Risk Management

The Purple Ribbon Study Circles Pilot Project Evaluation
Criminal Justice Issues for Arizona
Issue 4
January 2009

A grassroots dialogue-to-action program designed to inspire bottom-up collaboration on issues of domestic violence proved to be a success and several important lessons were learned to help full implementation. This briefing evaluates the pilot program of the Purple Ribbon Study Circles Project, which ran in six cities in Greater Phoenix from September through December 2008.

Pinal County Domestic-Violence Court: Some Early But Encouraging Results
Criminal Justice Issues for Arizona

Issue 3
August 2008

Pinal County’s specialized court for domestic-violence cases offers some promising results for dealing with this common and complex offense. The county’s domestic-violence court model handles DV felony cases in the Superior Court in Pinal County and misdemeanor cases in the Apache Junction and Eloy justice courts. This briefing analyzes data collected in the court’s database; as of April 2008, 666 case records of domestic-violence offenders had been processed by one of the three courts.

Immigration: From Global to Local to Kids

Skepticism, "Fixability," or Just a Day's Work: How Arizona Law Enforcement Officers Approach Domestic Violence Cases
Criminal Justice Issues for Arizona
Issue 2
June 2006

Like Volume 1 of the series, this briefing is based on further analysis of the data gathered in the preparation of the 2005 Morrison Institute report Layers of Meaning: Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement Attitudes in Arizona, this briefing presents additional information and analysis in support of Arizona's ongoing public conversation about reducing and preventing domestic violence.

Same Rules, Different Results: Arizona Domestic Violence Convictions by County
Criminal Justice Issues for Arizona

Issue 1
May 2006

The first in the Criminal Justice Issues for Arizona series, this briefing is based on further analysis of the data gathered in the preparation of the 2005 Morrison Institute report Layers of Meaning: Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement Attitudes in Arizona, this briefing presents additional information and analysis in support of Arizona's ongoing public conversation about reducing and preventing domestic violence.

 


Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University
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