Domestic disturbance and policing

State and federal law may designate mandatory police actions for specific criminal violations, but unintended consequences sometimes occur.

Write a 750–1,000-word essay exploring whether mandatory arrest laws in cases of domestic violence are helpful or harmful.

Explain the steps of criminal procedure for an alleged domestic violence assault by describing everything that would happen from reporting of the crime to arrest, to final sentencing (comp. 2.1).
Explain whether or not this process works appropriately or if it could be improved.
Use the GCU Library to locate three to five relevant sources in support of your content, no older than 5 years.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment assesses programmatic competency 2.1: Explain the steps of criminal procedures from arrest to sentencing.

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