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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

LE 233 - Domestic Violence

Credit Hours: .5

This seminar attempts to refresh officer understanding of domestic violence law and update law enforcers on recent court thinking. It will review such topics as the domestic incident report, orders of protection, mandatory arrest requirement, primary aggressor, appropriate criminal charges and the role played by probation, Haven House and Family Justice Center. This refresher course is designed to bring officers up to date on the effects of domestic violence, handling of calls and crimes, and mandatory arrests.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • correctly advise complainants on the steps they must take to obtain an order of protection;
  • orally state the definition of domestic violence;
  • explain the history of the attitude of American courts toward domestic violence;
  • state the five basic principles for law enforcers in dealing with domestic violence;
  • explain the elements of criminal contempt 2"ct. Degree relative to violation of a court mandate (A misdemeanor);
  • distinguish between the elements of criminal contempt 2"ct. and felony criminal contempt 1st. degree (E felony);
  • discuss "full faith and credit" as it mandates officers to enforce orders of protection issued by judges in other states;
  • explain the distinctive elements of menacing 3'ct., harassment 2"ct. & 1st., menacing 2"ct. & 1st., assault 3'ct., attempted assault 3'ct. and unlawful imprisonment 1st. and 2"d;
  • explain stalking and its elements; and
  • define the need for a domestic incident report.

Year Round (N)