Lisa R. Beck


domestic violence, criminal law, legislation


This note proposes that New York implement a mandatory arrest policy for certain types of domestic violence. The author first examines New York's current methods of addressing domestic violence, including previous attempts at decriminalization, judicial remedies, and the effectiveness of orders of protection. The author then describes the issues of the current discretionary arrest policy. The note examines domestic violence legislation in other states, then proposes a comprehensive statutory scheme to address domestic violence in New York state.

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