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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2019 Lesson 11: Domestic Violence Investigations - Part 3


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This is part three of a three-part domestic violence investigations lesson.

Section 8 examines criminal no-contact orders.

Section 9 addresses the challenges of investigating domestic violence, why victims may fear involving law enforcement officers, and how officers investigating domestic violence can help gain a victim’s cooperation.

Section 10 provides an outline for a domestic assault investigation, including: gathering information and approaching the scene, interviewing the victim, identifying the predominant aggressor, collecting evidence, writing a report, making an arrest decision, safety planning with the victim, gathering input from other professionals, and identifying additional resources.

Section 11 examines victim’s rights and resources, with a focus on the duties officers have towards domestic violence victims.

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