Attitude Towards Delayed Police Response For Domestic Violence Victims is a single-item measure that captures the participant's belief that it would be acceptable for police to designate repeat domestic violence calls as a low priority (delayed police response).
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. It is okay for police officers to take longer to respond to a domestic violence situation in a home where they have previously counseled the victim to leave the batterer.
4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 0
Strongly agree - 3
Policastro, C., & Payne, B. K. (2013). The Blameworthy Victim: Domestic Violence Myths and the Criminalization of Victimhood. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22(4), 329-347. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2013.775985
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