Women and Postconflict Security: A Study of Police Response to Domestic Violence in Liberia


Medie, Peace A. 2015. “Women and Postconflict Security: A Study of Police Response to Domestic Violence in Liberia.” Politics & Gender 11 (3): 478–98.

Author: Peace A. Medie


"The aims of this article are to describe and examine how officers within the WACPS have responded to domestic violence and to study the factors that have influenced their actions. I draw on interviews and documentary evidence to describe the police’s approach to domestic violence before the civil war and examine how this approach has changed since the end of the war. I then discuss officers’ decision to either withdraw a domestic violence case or refer it to the court. This study advances our understanding of the policing of domestic violence in a postconflict African state" (Medie 2015, 478-9). 

Topics: Domestic Violence, Gender, Women, Post-Conflict, Security, Violence Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Liberia

Year: 2015

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