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Resource ID: #20428
Subject: Domestic Violence
Source: News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
Date: May 18, 2003



This is a series of articles about domestic violence. According to the authors, "The first day story focused on the women who were killed in 2002 by their intimate partners. Almost half of the killers had been in district court before on domestic violence allegations, which were often dismissed. The second day story looked at conviction rates across the state for prosecutors as well as how some judges were handling these cases. The third day story looked at how North Carolina's laws aren't adequate for dealing with domestic violence crimes, specific needs included a non-lethal strangulation law and increased sentencing." The series found wide disparities among North Carolina prosecutors involving domestic violence cases. The story includes several maps which track domestic violence throughout North Carolina. The story also features an *extensive* list of domestic abuse victims with a brief summary of what happened to each one.

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