Do Gay and Lesbian Victims of Domestic Abuse Get Less Attention from Cops?

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A survey of police officers in 27 states found they take less seriously victims of domestic violence who suffer at the hands of lesbian or gay partners than females abused by heterosexual male partners, according to a recent study by the Journal of Crime and Justice.

The study surveyed 273 police officers who were given different scenarios of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and asked to assess them based on the degree of dangers they perceived, the likelihood of . . .

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