For example, although somewhat controversial, the passage of mandatory arrest laws have shown society that law enforcement officers are committed to holding offenders accountable for their actions.The development of domestic violence courts has indicated that the judicial system views domestic violence differently from other crimes and that it therefore needs its own system of offender processing.
Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically abused by a dating partner.
1 in 3 report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped or physically hurt by a dating partner.
While the percentage of teens who aren’t dating has risen in the ten years leading up to 2004, according to the Child Trends Data Bank (CTDB), many teens do date, and in 2005 1 in 11 high school students, CTDB reports, was the victim of dating violence.
The and based on data from 1993-1998, reported that the highest rate of intimate violence is perpetrated against women ages 16 to 24.
General Teen Dating Safety Whether officially dating or simply going out with a group of friends, teens should let their parents know They should also contact their parents if plans change, which they sometime legitimately do.