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UNB Saint John researchers and Saint John Police partner to tackle domestic violence - CBC

Author: Communications

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

Category: In the Media , UNB Saint John

The Saint John Police Force is assisting in a research study taking an in-depth look at domestic violence. The force is partnering in a research project at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John that will examine 200 randomly chosen cases of domestic violence in the city since 2004. Sgt. Joe Oliver, with the force's Family Protection Unit, said the findings of the research could help police better handle cases of assault in the future. "A lot of resources are burned up during domestic violence investigations so if there's an opportunity to fine-tune what we're doing, to respond … in a more proactive fashion or timely fashion, if that's something that we can develop down the road, if there's something to be learned from this research … it's important to keep an open mind," he said. Read the full story at CBC News New Brunswick