This paper seeks to investigate what victims of domestic violence expect police to do for them, and how these expectations subsequently influence their levels of satisfaction.
Structured interviews with 222 victims of domestic violence were conducted by staff from an integrated community‐based service delivery agency in Cardiff, Wales. Multivariate analyses were performed to reveal the factors that contribute to domestic violence victims' satisfaction with the police.
Consistent with the expectancy disconfirmation model, results indicate that the most important determinant of satisfaction is the extent to which victims' expectations about police behaviour and demeanour are fulfilled.
The results of this study and implications for police policy are discussed.
Robinson, A.L. and Stroshine, M.S. (2005), "The importance of expectation fulfilment on domestic violence victims' satisfaction with the police in the UK", Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 301-320. https://doi.org/10.1108/13639510510597924Download as .RIS
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