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Resource ID: #18501
Subject: Domestic Violence
Source: New Yorker
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Date: February 24, March 3

Description

The New Yorker examines the work of the Los Angeles Threat Management Unit, the only police unit in the nation devoted exclusively to combating stalking. The story compares the anti-stalking strategies of the cops at the unit with the those suggested by private consultants who have given advice to the L.A. police. While cops' standard procedure is based on obtaining a restraint order and arresting the stalkers, consultants recommend for victims to change their homes, jobs and phone numbers. The article details a few cases that the threat unit has been dealing with for years, and finds that the 'safety' strategy advised by the consultants has been more successful.

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