Several suspect characteristics are significantly related to the prevalence, frequency, and timing of the first new incident of victimization and recidivism. For instance, the odds of new victimization are 30% to 60% less for each additional year of age. Also, according to the official data, suspects with prior arrests for any offense are from 250% to 330% more likely to commit new acts of intimate partner violence. Unlike the consistent effects for suspectâ€™s age and prior record, the contradictory findings regarding their race in victim interviews and official records present a conundrum for this and subsequent research. From official records, white suspects are less likely to re-offend after the experimental incident.
Search the Internet and/or the library to further your knowledge on this topic. Then write a paper that addresses the following questions:
- What did the results of Maxwell and Faganâ€™s study show about the effects of arrest on the reoccurrence of intimate partner violence? How did (or didnâ€™t) their findings differ from other studies that you identified?
- What policy implications can be taken from the results of Maxwell and Faganâ€™s study?
- 2-3 pages
- apa style