The Justice Center has completed and released the law enforcement training video "Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement." The half-hour program investigates the issue of domestic violence from the perspective of the justice system. It explores the psychology of violent relationships, covers police officer responses to domestic violence calls and presents information on judicial responses. The program will be used primarily in law enforcement training, but it is also suited for use in academic classes and with other audiences, including prosecutorial staffs, social workers, judicial officers and victims' groups.
The program was written and produced by Antonia Moras of the Justice Center. Patrick Murphy was director and videographer. Distance Education Operations of the University of Alaska provided technical support and facilities.
The project was undertaken by the Justice Center at the request of the Anchorage
Domestic Violence Committee.
Funding was provided by the Council on
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the Anchorage Police Department, the
Alaska State Troopers, the Anchorage Abuse Prevention Program, the Palmer Police
Department, the Kenai Police Department, the Juneau
Police Department, the North Slope Borough of Public Safety, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc., and the Kenai Peninsula and Bethel chapters of the Alaska Peace Officers Association.