Domestic Violence in the Hmong Community: Police Attitudes and Intervention When Culture Conflicts With Law

Heidi J. Block, Metropolitan State University
Youngyol Yim, Metropolitan State University

Police officers were surveyed regarding beliefs about domestic violence in general and specifically in Hmong families. Hmong culture conflicts with State law regarding domestic violence. This research explores the effect of this conflict through an examination of attitudes and intervention by police in white and Hmong families.

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