Dating violence arrest
Jennifer's Hope was founded in August 2006 by Jennifer's mother, Elizabeth Crecente.She speaks to teens and professionals, and has had several national appearances, multiple statewide appearances, and is involved in the Austin/Travis county community drives to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships.
What Sherman originally found, in a study done in Minneapolis, was that mandatory arrests in misdemeanor cases lowered future domestic violence rates.Among her classmates at Bowie High School in Austin was Justin Crabbe, until he dropped out of school in the tenth grade.Her aunt was a psychologist and it was a field Jennifer was considering for study.She and Crabbe dated for a period but she had ended their relationship.Crecente was killed a few months prior to graduation. Crabbe did not check on Crecente to see how badly she was injured before fleeing the scene.It’s possible arresting an alleged abuser may be really bad for some victims’ long-term health.
A follow-up of a study done 23 years ago found that that domestic violence victims whose partners were arrested on misdemeanor charges (when no injuries resulted) were more likely to have died than those whose partners were merely warned by police.
Jennifer Ann Crecente (September 9, 1987 – February 15, 2006), a victim of teen dating violence, was an 18-year-old high school student who was shot and killed in southwest Austin, Texas by Justin Crabbe, an ex-boyfriend, on February 15, 2006. Jennifer Ann Crecente was born in 1987 in Las Cruces.
Her family moved to Austin, where she attended local schools, including high school.
These were not the people who died because of an attack, but rather those who died years later of health-related reasons, including heart disease, cancer or other internal disorders.
Somehow, the study suggests, the emotional toll of having a partner arrested messed up their health in the years afterwards.
Just last month, the legislature in Madison County, Alabama, passed a bill that would strengthen police’s ability to make such arrests.