Family Violence Investigation & Prosecution 2012


From 911 call to trial and beyond, this 2012 book covers every important aspect of a family violence prosecution, including strategies for going forward with a victim who is reluctant to participate. The chapters also cover important aspects of putting together the investigation, charging decisions, plea negotiations, pretrial hearings, witness preparation, jury selection, opening and closing statements, and examining expert witnesses. A CD with sample pleadings and forms is included with the book, written by El Paso Assistant District Attorneys Patricia Baca and Ellic Sahualla, who have helped pioneer a nationally recognized family violence prosecution program.