domestic violence jeopardy: law enforcement edition

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Jeopardy game designed for Law Enforcement Officers and other interested parties in Mississippi to review the laws concerning Domestic Violence and officer's legal duties towards victims

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Courtesy Counts Introduction:

Courtesy Counts Introduction Domestic Violence Jeopardy Welcome to … Skip Rules Law Enforcement Edition

Game Rules:

Game Rules Points are collected as a team. Choose a designated spokesperson for each turn. This will be the person to give the final answer. All questions may be discussed by the team. MORE RULES 

Game Rules:

Game Rules If a question is answered correctly , that team adds those points to their team score. The opposing team then chooses a question. MORE RULES 

Game Rules:

Game Rules If a question is answered incorrectly the team score does not change. MORE RULES 

Choose from the following topics:

Choose from the following topics You will choose questions from the following six topic areas: CLICK TO VIEW TOPIC AREAS 

TOPIC 1:

TOPIC 1 Statutes?

TOPIC 2:

TOPIC 2 Dynamics

TOPIC 3:

TOPIC 3 Stalking

TOPIC 4:

TOPIC 4 Domestic Abuse Protective Orders

TOPIC 5:

TOPIC 5 Lethality

TOPIC 6:

TOPIC 6 Wild Card

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Courtesy Counts Games Board:

Courtesy Counts Games Board Statutes Dynamics Stalking Domestic Abuse Protective Orders Lethality Wild Card 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 40 40 40 40 40 40 50 50 50 50 50 50 FINAL QUESTION

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1:10 CLICK TO CHECK Statutes? 1 0 p o i n t s … Describe “Duty to Arrest” M.C.A. § 99-3-7(3)

1:10 Answer:

1:10 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … Duty to Arrest M.C.A. § 99-3-7(3) LEO shall arrest a person with or w/out a warrant when he has probable cause to believe that the person has, within 24 hours of such arrest, committed a misdemeanor which is an act of domestic violence or knowingly violated a protective order CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 10

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1:20 CLICK TO CHECK Statutes? 2 0 p o i n t s … True or False ? Misdemeanor Crime of DV M.C.A. § 99-3-7(5) includes Simple domestic violence, 97-3-7(3) Disturbing the family or public peace as defined by 97-35-9, -11, -13, -15 Stalking

1:20 Answer:

1:20 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … True! CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 20

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1:30 CLICK TO CHECK Statutes? 3 0 p o i n t s … What is a “Dating Relationship” as defined in M.C.A. § 93-21-3(d)

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1:30 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 30 It is a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature. Considerations: Length of relationship Type of relationship Frequency of interaction

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1:40 CLICK TO CHECK Statutes? 4 0 p o i n t s … True or False? A third or subsequent conviction of Simple Domestic Violence within 5 years against any victim is a felony!

1:40 Answer:

1:40 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 40 Simple assault ( § 97-3-7(1)) : Attempt to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury to another Negligently cause bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon or other means likely to produce death or serious bodily harm Attempt by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily harm TRUE!

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1:50 CLICK TO CHECK Statutes5 0 p o i n t s … Since domestic violence in the presence or hearing of a minor child (under 16) is an aggravating factor in sentencing, what should you, as a law enforcement officer, do if you find that this has happened at a scene you are investigating?

1:50 Answer:

1:50 Answer Statutes? 50 Points Document it by putting it in your report. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 50

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2:10 True or False: CLICK TO CHECK Dynamics? 1 0 p o i n t s … The danger for the victim does not end when the incident you are investgating ends.

2:10 Answer:

2:10 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … True. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 10 Neither law enforcement nor the court system can guarantee the victim’s safety.

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2:20 True or False? CLICK TO CHECK Dynamics? 2 0 p o i n t s … The most dangerous point in a Domestic Violence relationship is when the victim leaves.

2:20 Answer:

2:20 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … True ! This is why safety planning with victims is critical. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 20

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2:30 True or False : CLICK TO CHECK Dynamics 3 0 p o i n t s … When the victim leaves, the risk that he or she will be killed by the abuser increases by 25%.

2:30 Answer:

2:30 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … False. When the victim leaves, the risk that he or she will be killed by the abuser increases by 75%. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 30

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2:40 CLICK TO CHECK Dynamics 4 0 p o i n t s … Personality of victim – just know that some victims are going to be unpleasant, confrontational, drunk, etc.... Don’t minimize suspect’s behavior because victim is not likable. Fact that victim states he/she does not want to press charges or that victim has failed to cooperate in the past. Be sure to minimize suspect’s behavior because victim is not likable, especially in cases where the victim is unpleasant, confrontational or drunk. The fact that victim states he/she does not want to press charges or that victim has failed to cooperate in the past should also dissuade you from assisting the victim.

2:40 Answer:

2:40 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … False! CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 40 Domestic Violence is a crime. It doesn’t matter if the victim is likable or not. “. . . . Any officer investigating a complaint of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence who finds probable cause that such offense has occurred within the past twenty-four (24) hours shall file an affidavit on behalf of the victim(s) of the crime, regardless of whether an arrest is made within that time period.” “If the crime is reported or investigated outside of that twenty-four hour period, the officer may file an affidavit on behalf of the victim.” “In the event the officer does not file an affidavit on behalf of the victim, the officer shall instruct the victim of the procedure for filing on his or her behalf.”

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2:50 There are many reasons why a victim might stay with an abusive partner. Name six. CLICK TO CHECK Dynamics? 5 0 p o i n t s …

2:50 Answer:

2:50 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r s are … CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 50 Fear Shame Criminal involvement “He said he’d kill me if I ever left him” “Sometimes it’s best to keep your enemies close” Lack of knowledge about community resources and options Love Support/ custody issues with children Financial dependency Drug/Alcohol issues “What will the neighbors think?”

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3:10 True or False? CLICK TO CHECK Stalking 1 0 p o i n t s … Most victims have dated or been involved with the people by whom they are stalked.

3:10 Answer:

3:10 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … True . CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 10 64% of male victims & 77% of female victims know their victims. 30% of male victims & 59% of female victims are stalked by an intimate partner.

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3:20 True or False? Most stalking is just a “one time,”non -violent incident . CLICK TO CHECK Stalking 2 0 p o i n t s …

3:20 Answer:

3:20 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … False . CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 20 73% of intimate partner stalkers verbally threatened victims with physical violence, and almost 46% of victims experienced one or more violent incidents by the stalker. 2/3 of stalkers pursue victims at least once per week, many daily, using more than one method. The National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center, www.ncvc.org/src

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3:30 True or False? CLICK TO CHECK Stalking 3 0 p o i n t s … 89% of female murder victims who had been physically abused had also been stalked in the 12 months before the murder.

3:30 Answer:

3:30 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … True CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 30

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3:40 CLICK TO CHECK Stalking 4 0 p o i n t s … Any person who purposefully engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person, or who makes a credible threat and who knows or should know that the conduct would cause a reasonable person: to fear for his or her safety to fear for the safety of another person or to fear damage or destruction of his or her property is guilty of the _________________ of ___________.

3:40 Answer:

3:40 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 40 Any person who purposefully engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person, or who makes a credible threat and who knows or should know that the conduct would cause a reasonable person: to fear for his or her safety to fear for the safety of another person or to fear damage or destruction of his or her property is guilty of the misdemeanor crime of stalking .

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3:50 Stalking 5 0 p o i n t s … CLICK TO CHECK A person is guilty of the crime of aggravated stalking if what circumstances exist? (Name two)

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3:50 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … 1. At least one (1) of the actions constituting the offense involved the use or display of a deadly weapon with the intent to place the victim of the stalking in reasonable fear of death or great bodily injury to self or a third person; 2. W/in past seven (7) years, the perpetrator was previously convicted of stalking or aggravated stalking under this section or a similar section of another state, the United States, or federally recognized Indian tribe, whether against same or another victim. Differs from old in that: Does not require prior conviction to be against same victim Does not require that charged offense involve “act of violence” or “credible threat of violence.” OR 3. At time of the offense: the perpetrator was a person required to register as a sex offender and the victim was under 18. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 50

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4:10 True or False? CLICK TO CHECK Domestic Abuse Protective Orders 1 0 p o i n t s … Arrest/enforcement is mandated for orders issued by a MS Court or foreign court of competent jurisdiction.

4:10 Answer:

4:10 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … True . CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 10 Arrest/Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Order Arrest/enforcement is mandated for orders issued by a MS Court or foreign court of competent jurisdiction ( §§ 93-21-16 and 93-22-7) . § 93-21-21 makes a knowing violation of a PO a misdemeanor. Click here to view an image of a MS DAPO

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4:20 True or False? CLICK TO CHECK Domestic Abuse Protective Orders 2 0 p o i n t s … Officers cannot arrest someone for violation of an order to which he/she is not subject.

4:20 Answer:

4:20 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … True. Ex Parte Domestic Violence Protective Orders can be issued without the respondent's (abuser’s) knowledge. Let them know they have an order against them, and serve them if you can. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 20

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4:30 CLICK TO CHECK Domestic Abuse Protective Orders 3 0 p o i n t s … It’s a good idea to discourage a victim from obtaining a Domestic Abuse Protective Order because they are very expensive AND you need an attorney to obtain one.

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4:30 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … FALSE. The is no charge to the victim for a DAPO and the victim can go to the court without an attorney. Ultimately, the victim will have to decide if a DAPO is right for her/him, but an officer can provide information and referrals that make this process easier. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 30

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4:40 The name three of the relationships that qualify as “domestic relationships” under Mississippi law? CLICK TO CHECK Domestic Abuse Protective Orders 4 0 p o i n t s …

4:40 Answer:

4:40 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … Current or former spouses or child of Persons living as or who formerly lived as spouses or child of Other persons related by blood or marriage who reside or formerly resided together Persons who have a biological or legally adopted child together Persons who have a current or former dating relationship CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 40

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4:50 Domestic Violence Protective Orders 5 0 p o i n t s … CLICK TO CHECK Two part Question Jane gets PO against John; includes no contact and 100 yard distance restriction. Jane calls John and invites over to talk. John goes; they get into an argument; campus police are called. Jane goes over to John’s dormitory, knocks on door. John answers and Jane asks to come in and talk. John says sure; they get into an argument; campus police are called. Instead of answering door, John calls police.

4:50 Answer:

4:50 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … Situation #1 Arrrest Situation #2 No Arrest CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 50

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5:10 True or False: An abuser can kill their victim at any time. CLICK TO CHECK Lethality 1 0 p o i n t s …

5:10 Answer:

5:10 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … True. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 10

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5:20 True or False? Strangulation is a “red flag” indicating a high probability of homicide. CLICK TO CHECK Lethality 2 0 p o i n t s …

5:20 Answer:

5:20 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … True. Strangulation in a domestic relationship is a felony ( M.C.A. §97-3-7 (4)) It can lead to permanent health problems and death. It is a warning sign indicating “high danger” for lethality. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 20

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5:30 CLICK TO CHECK Lethality 3 0 p o i n t s … True or False? When an officer feels like “something bad is going to happen” in a domestic violence situation; what they are doing in an informal, intuitive lethality assessment.

5:30 Answer:

5:30 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … True! This is why the formal “Lethality Assessment Protocol” was developed. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 30

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5:40 True or False? The officer should tell the victim exactly what they have to do when a lethality assessment indicates a victim is in high danger. CLICK TO CHECK Lethality 4 0 p o i n t s …

5:40 Answer:

5:40 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … False. An officer better serves a victim when they inform the victim of their perspective on the situation and offer them choices. State law dictates that officers provide resources and referral information to victims of violent crime and document this on a Crime Victims Bill Of Rights Checklist CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 40

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5:50 Lethality 5 0 p o i n t s … CLICK TO CHECK True or False? Currently, all officers are required to use the Lethality Assessment Protocol AND enter all violent crime into a state-wide electronic reporting system.

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5:50 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … This is not currently the case; however, an electronic reporting system is currently being developed and tested in Mississippi. The LAP is not required at this time, but its use is being encouraged as it is a well-researched and easy-to-use tool. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 50

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6:10 CLICK TO CHECK Wild Card 1 0 p o i n t s … True or False? There are statutes that protect an officer from civil actions when they have made a good faith arrest for domestic violence based on probable cause.

6:10 Answer:

6:10 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 10 TRUE § 99-3-7(7) provides that no officer shall be held liable “in any civil action for an arrest based on probable cause and in good faith . . . or failure, in good faith , to make an arrest. . .” § 93-21-27 provides that “a law enforcement officer shall not be held liable in any civil action for an arrest based on probable cause , enforcement in good faith of a court order, . . . Or an arrest made in good faith pursuant to Section 99-3-7(3), or failure, in good faith , to make an arrest pursuant to Section 99-3-7(3). § 93-22-11 provides civil immunity to law enforcement officers detaining an offender or enforcing a foreign protective order in good faith .

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6:20 Who is “the Principal Aggressor”? CLICK TO CHECK Wild Card 2 0 p o i n t s …

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6:20 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 20 “the party who poses the most serious ongoing threat, or who is the most significant, rather than the first aggressor .” Law requires an ATTEMPT by LEO to determine which party is the principal aggressor. If the officer affirmatively finds more than 1 principal aggressor was involved, the officer shall document those findings.

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6:30 CLICK TO CHECK Wild Card 3 0 p o i n t s … Law Enforcement Officers have no legal responsibility to assist victims?

6:30 Answer:

6:30 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … False! Duties of Law Enforcement to Assist DV Victims M.C.A. § 93-21-28 shall take whatever steps are reasonably necessary to protect the complainant from harm shall advise the complainant of sources of shelter, medical care, counseling and other services where feasible, if requested, shall transport the complainant to appropriate facilities such as hospitals or public or private facilities for shelter, and shall accompany the complainant to his or her residence, within the jurisdiction in which the request for assistance was made, so that the complainant may remove food, clothing, medication and such other personal property as is reasonably necessary to enable the complainant and any minor children who are presently in the care of the complainant to remain elsewhere pending further proceedings. In providing assistance, no officer may be held civilly or criminally liable for reasonable measures taken pursuant to this section. CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 30

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6:40 CLICK TO CHECK Wild Card 4 0 p o i n t s … It is unlawful to knowingly return a firearm to a person whom you know or have reason to believe is subject to a qualifying protective order or who has been convicted of a qualifying misdemeanor crime of domestic violence because it violates Mississippi State Law.

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6:40 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 40 It is unlawful to knowingly return a firearm to a person whom you know or have reason to believe is subject to a qualifying protective order or who has been convicted of a qualifying misdemeanor crime of domestic violence because it violates Federal Firearms Prohibitions. 18 U.S.C 922(d)(8) and (9) Unlawful to possess, transport, ship or receive any firearm or ammunition if: Subject of a qualifying protective order or restraining order Convicted in any court of a qualifying misdemeanor crime of domestic violence

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6:50 Wild Card f o r 5 0 p o i n t s … CLICK TO CHECK What can be considered “Misdemeanor Domestic Violence”?

6:50 Answer:

6:50 Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … CLICK TO PLAY AGAIN 50 Misdemeanor Crime of DV M.C.A. § 99-3-7(5) CRIME Simple domestic violence, 97-3-7(3) Disturbing the family or public peace as defined by 97-35-9, -11, -13, -15 Stalking RELATIONSHIPS Current or former spouses or child of Persons living as or who formerly lived as spouses or child of (includes same sex relationship)* Other persons related by blood or marriage who reside or formerly resided together Persons who have a biological or legally adopted child together Persons who have a current or former dating relationship

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Directions for Last Question:

Directions for Last Question D I R E C T I O N S TO THE FINAL QUESTION  If your answer is correct , you may add the wagered amount to your current score. If your answer is incorrect , you must subtract the wagered amount from your current score. Please place your wagers. Click the bar below when you are ready to proceed. RETURN TO GAME BOARD

Last Question :

Last Question What is the 24/7 crisis line telephone number for S.A.F.E. , Inc. (your local rape crisis center and domestic violence shelter)? CLICK TO CHECK T H E F I N A L Q U E S T I O N

Last Answer :

Last Answer T h e c o r r e c t a n s w e r i s … 1-800-527-7233 (SAFE) Put this number in your phone! CLICK TO END THE GAME WAGERED AMOUNTS

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Turn in team score Add up your team score and report it to your teacher. T H A N K S F O R P L A Y I N G !

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