Journal Article

Managing Performance in the Policing of Domestic Violence

Betsy Stanko

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Volume 2, issue 3, pages 294-302
Published in print January 2008 | ISSN: 1752-4512
Published online January 2008 | e-ISSN: 1752-4520 | DOI:
Managing Performance in the Policing of Domestic Violence

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This paper presents an approach to strategic performance monitoring for domestic violence. The purpose of strategic performance management is to build in a mechanism to monitor and to improve police responses in order to diminish the overall harm of domestic violence, and ultimately to reduce domestic violence homicide. Three analytic elements—understanding the lessons from domestic homicide, the needs of repeat users of police services and the profile of requests for service for domestic violence—lay a foundation for thinking about victims’ needs and policing. Laid alongside the information held by other agencies and non-government agencies, strategy and performance can be assessed in the context of victim safety and continuous improvement in filling the gaps in service delivery.

Journal Article.  4533 words. 

Subjects: Policing

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