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Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Review of Research on Mandatory Arrest in Domestic Violence Cases

The 2021 Washington State Legislature directed WSIPP to conduct a systematic review of the research literature on mandatory arrest in domestic violence cases. If possible, the study shall report the effects of mandatory arrest on domestic violence recidivism, general recidivism, domestic violence reporting, rates of domestic violence treatment, intimate partner homicide, or other reported outcomes. If possible, the study shall also report the research on alternatives to mandatory arrest.

The review will be distributed to the legislature by June 30, 2022.
Marna Miller, (360) 664-9086 View Legislation