Convicting domestic abuse crimes
I was assisting an 88-year-old grandmother write her memoirs, when she quietly stated that her first husband was abusive, but she didn’t tell anyone because “abuse didn’t happen much back then.” I took her hand, so she would look at me, and I replied, “Yes, it did. People just didn’t talk about it.” With a gentle nod and sad sigh, she was able to tell her story.
Columnists and news talk radio/television/internet shows pontificate on the subject of domestic violence. In light of this being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I wanted to look at it from the law enforcement angle – investigating, prosecuting, and convicting.
In this week’s podcast, I talk with Eric L. Nelson, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., – a forensic and best practices criminologist and expert in the practices of law enforcement’s approach to domestic violence crimes.