Alesha Durfee, ASU Social Transformation, "Impacts of Institutional and Contextual Factors on Protective Order Decision-Making"


Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00 to 13:15

Arizona is unique in the United States in that domestic violence victims may file for a protection order at any court, rather than being limited by jurisdictional and residency requirements. This allows for an in-depth analysis of victim decision-making not possible anywhere else in the U.S. (both whether and where to file for an order). Using data from 1400 protection order cases filed in seven municipal courts in Arizona in 2015, I analyze whether institutional and contextual factors influence where victims choose to file, as well as which legal and extra-legal characteristics of cases are associated with case outcomes. The results of the study are discussed in the context of improving access to justice, as well as increasing efficiency of case processing for courts. This research is funded by a National Institute of Justice Researcher-Practitioner Partnership grant (2015-IJ-CX-0013).

September 29, 2017

Social Sciences, Room 415

12:00 pm-1:15 pm