In light of the current issue of IPV and crimes against women, briefly discuss what the implications will be for the police, the courts and correctional services. (8 marks)
The first response team for IPV incidents would be the police. The police bear the responsibility of assessing the situation to determine the next best course of action to be pursued. In this, the police can choose to attempt and mediate the parties and arrest the perpetrators. In some circumstances, they can choose to intervene with the situation. The recent trends indicate have began making arrests of the perpetrators which helps mitigate these violent acts in the society. In this sense, the courts should impose equal sentences for IPV cases as they for non-IPV sentences. Such measures would deter people from committing domestic violence and other crimes against women hence lowering the number of reported cases.