IACP’s domestic violence training video “The Crime of Domestic Violence” was developed to present law enforcement and partners with information to strengthen the response to victims of domestic violence.
The crime of domestic violence is complex and law enforcement officers often feel frustrated and discouraged when responding. Officers provide as much support to victims as possible, but when equipped with a better understanding of the nuances and dynamics of this intimate partner crime, they can more effectively address victims’ needs and hold offenders accountable. This video highlights the realities and complexities of domestic violence and provides strategies for effective investigations.
Segement 1: Critical Context
Segment 2: On-Scene Response
Segment 3: Offender Realities & Threats to Officers
Segment 4: Working Together
Play all four segments here: