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Ma-Slaan-Pa Dockets: Negotiations At The Boundary Between The Private And The Public

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This chapter discusses the reaction of police officers towards the domestic violence legislation. It introduces an even more poignant police-citizen encounter, and discusses how the appropriation and redirection of state power takes place in the case of domestic violence legislation in Westbury. It then creates an understanding of the meaning behind the increase of domestic violence cases opened on the one hand, and the practice of withdrawal and obstruction of arrest on the other. What happens in the moment in which a woman allows the involvement of the state (the police) in her domestic matters by opening a case at the police station but then consequently refuses to deliver the husband (or boyfriend) to the full process of the criminal justice system? To answer this question, the chapter discusses in more detail the history and the mandatory provisions and scope of the domestic violence legislation.

Keywords: criminal justice system; domestic violence legislation; police officers; police-citizen encounter; state power; Westbury



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