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Posted by saviadmin on Feb 6, 2015

An Update on Domestic Violence in the Criminal Justice System: Marion County, IN

Report published in November 2014

Overview

Up until the April 2014 report on Domestic Violence in the Criminal Justice System, it had been very difficult to generate statistics describing the state of domestic violence in Marion County. The Polis Center at IUPUI conducted a feasibility study for the Domestic Violence Network to link data from four sources that collect information on victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in the legal system, including The Julian Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, Indiana Supreme Court. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating the domestic violence data, given the quality and incompleteness of some of the required data sets, and to determine what analysis and reporting are possible given these limitations. Data had to be cleaned and standardized to ensure comparability across the data sets, and an algorithm was developed to identify unique individuals across all four data sets.

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Posted by saviadmin on Oct 22, 2014

Domestic Violence in the Criminal Justice System: Marion County, IN

Report published April 2014

Overview

Up to now, it has been very difficult to generate statistics describing the state of domestic violence in Marion County. This report presents the findings of a feasibility study conducted by The Polis Center at IUPUI for the Domestic Violence Network to link data from four sources that collect information on victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in the legal system, including The Julian Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, Indiana Supreme Court. The purpose of the project was to demonstrates the feasibility of integrating the domestic violence data, given the quality and incompleteness of some of the required data sets, and to
determine what analysis and reporting are possible given these limitations. Data had to be cleaned and standardized to ensure comparability across the data sets, and an algorithm was developed to identify unique individuals across all data sets.

The result is a report of statistics representing the picture of domestic violence for incidents where the legal system is involved. This does not count all of the incidents that go un-reported.

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Posted by saviadmin on Apr 30, 2014

Domestic Violence in Marion County

By Sharon Kandris

Given the recent high-profile domestic violence cases in the news this month, it is very timely to recognize the importance of organizations like the Domestic Violence Network that work to end domestic violence through education and advocacy.  To that end, The Polis Center recently partnered with Domestic Violence Network (DVN) to analyze data from the criminal justice system to gain a better understanding of the state of domestic violence in the county.  DVN released the report today.

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