Lowering Domestic Violence Levels Through New Policies and Alternative Methods
revolves -specifically- around the issue of high domestic violence levels and high domestic violence recidivism levels in the United States and the need to lower
them, as they have a negative impact on the U.S. economy (millions of dollars spent on legal, medical, prison costs each year), on women’s health, on human rights,
etc. In summation, there is a need for domestic violence rates to be lowered as they have a negative impact on the U.S. and its citizens, and this can be done through
a change in policy and an alternative method than putting domestic violence offenders in jails/prisons. The alternative method would be to utilize Batterer
Intervention Programs. (This must be researched using peer-reviewed, scholarly sources, obviously).
The paper will need a discussion of:
1. an introduction of domestic violence and how high levels of domestic violence negatively impact the U.S. in different ways (but also include that policy changes may
help prevent this), 2. comparing it to a similar issue from the past or present, 3. a summary of academic literature on the issue, 4. (a) how law enforcement and (b)
legal officials have currently attempted to respond to the issue (specific examples), 5. how (a) law enforcement and (b) legal officials should respond to the issue in
the future (specific examples), 6. how the issue can be successfully countered in the future via the use of Batterer Intervention Programs (BIPs) in accordance with
jail/prison time, 7. what research should further be done to address the issue?, and 8. how long do you believe the issue will be a problem? The paper absolutely MUST
include ALL of those things, please.
The paper should be 15 pages long, double-spaced, written in 12 pitch, Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margins all around. Please use APA for formatting and
include ten bibliographical sources from academic, peer-reviewed journals.