Legal Aspects of Domestic Violence

This 8-hour course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the relationship between community policing and the legal aspects of domestic violence. Participants will learn about the development of the community policing model and how it can positively affect domestic violence situations. Participants will be given the tools necessary to understand, articulate and integrate pertinent facets of law, evidence and dynamics of domestic violence incidents for a more effective investigation and resolution of the case.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of social and legal changes on law enforcement practice;
  • Compare and contrast various case law scenarios to identify strong and weak points of past incidents;
  • Learn the important and critical facets of injunctions;
  • Learn the important and critical facets of evidence gathering;
  • Learn the important and critical facets of report writing;
  • Learn the important and critical facets of stalking investigations.


Course Topics:

  • The nexus between community policing and effectively handling a domestic violence situation
  • Report writing
  • Domestic violence laws
  • Injunctions
  • Stalking


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