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Eve Buzawa

Eva S BuzawaProfessor Emerita
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentSchool of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Phone(978) 934-4262
  • Office - 415
  • EmailEva_Buzawa@uml.edu

Research Interests

domestic violence, victimization, policing

criminal justice response to domestic violence; incidence, prevalence, and impact of victimization; police arrest practices

Education

  • Ph D: Criminal Justice, (1979), Michigan State University - Michigan
    Supporting Area: Political Science/Public Administration and Sociology
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Role of Selected Factors upon Patrol Officer Job Attitudes in Two Urban Police Departments
  • Ph D: Criminal Justice, (1979), Michigan State University - Michigan
    Supporting Area: Political Science/Public Administration and Sociology
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Doctoral dissertation, The Role of Selected Factors upon Patrol Officer Job Attitudes in Two Urban Police Departments. Award received by the U.S. Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, l978-79 to fund dissertation research.
  • MS: Criminal Justice, (1974), Michigan State University - Michigan
  • MS: Criminal Justice, (1974), Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice - Michigan
  • BA, (1973), University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
  • BA: Criminal Justice, (1973), University of Rochester - Rochester, New York

Awards and Honors

  • Inducted into Michigan State University Alumni Hall of Fame (2011), Scholarship/Research - Michigan State Univeristy Alumni

Publications

  • Hirschel, D., Buzawa, E. (2014) "Intimate Partner Violence Offenders Who flee the Scene Are Likely to Avoid Arrest," Domestic Violence Report 20:2 pp. 19-31
  • Buzawa, E.S., Buzawa, C.G. (2013) "Intimate Partner Violence–Response," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 32:1 pp. 139-141
  • Buzawa, E.S., Buzawa, A.D. (U.S. Air Force), (2013) "What Does Research Suggest are the Primary Risk and Protective Factors for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and What is the Role of Economic Factors? ," Journal of Policy Analysis & Management. 32:1 pp. 128-137
  • Hirschel, D., S., E.B. (2013) "The Impact of Offenders Leaving the Scene on the Police Decision to Arrest in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence," Violence Against Women 19:9 pp. 1079-1103
  • Buzawa, E.S., Buzawa, A.D. (2013) "Evidence-Based Prosecution," Criminology & Public Policy 12:3 pp. 491-505
  • McLaughry, C., Chang, B., Kirsten, C., Hirschel, D., Buzawa, E., Patavina, A., Doyle, S., Cullinane, D. (2013) "Severity of injury and the decision to arrest in cases of intimate partner violence," Medicine, Science & the Law 53:1 pp. 24
  • Buzawa, E.S. (2012) "Intimate Partner Violence – Response to Matjasko et al.," Journal of Policy Analysis & Management 32:1 pp. 139-141
  • Buzawa, E.S., , , (2012) " Responding to Domestic Violence: The Criminal Justice and Societal Response," Sage Publications
  • , , , , Buzawa, E.S., , , , (2012) "Severity of Injury and Decision to Arrest in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence," Medicine, Science & the Law
  • Buzawa, E.S. (2012) "The Evolving Police Response to Domestic Violence," Journal of Police Hostage Crisis Negotiations 12:2
  • Hirschel, J.D., Buzawa, E.S. (2012) "The Impact of Offenders Leaving the Scene on the Decision to Arrest in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence," Violence Against Women 19:9 pp. 1079-1103
  • Hirschel, J.D., Buzawa, E.S. (2012) "The Role and Impact of Primary Aggressor Laws and Policies," Routledge 12:2 pp. 82-86
  • , Buzawa, E.S. (2009) "Criminal Justice & the Law (Volume III)," Greenwood
  • Cullinane, D.M., Hirschel, D., Buzawa, E.S., Pattavina, A., Iannaci, L., Faggiani, D. (2009) "Offender-victim body mass ratio and the decision to arrest in cases of intimate partner violence," Medicine Science and the Law 49:3
  • Buzawa, E.S., (2009) "The Family Context (Volume II)," Greenwood
  • Stark, E., Buzawa, E.S. (2009) "The Media & Cultural Attitudes (Volume IV)," Greenwood
  • , Buzawa, E.S. (2009) "Victimization and the Community Response," Greenwood
  • Buzawa, E.S., Buzawa, A. (2008) "Courting domestic violence victims: A tale of two cities. ," Criminology & Public Policy 7:4 pp. 671-685
  • Hirschel, D., Buzawa, E.S. (2008) "Domestic Violence: The Beginning, Continuation, or Final Act in a Criminal Career," Victims & Offenders 3: pp. 391-411
  • Pattavina, A., Hirschel, D., Buzawa, E.S., Faggiani, D., Bentley, H. (2007) "A comparison of the police response to heterosexual versus same-sex intimate partner violence," Violence Against Women 13:4
  • Hirschel, D., Buzawa, E.S., Pattavina, A., Faggiani, D., Reuland, M. (2007) "Domestic Violence Preferred and Mandatory Arrest Laws: To What Extent to They Influence Police Arrest Decisions. ," 98:1
  • Pattavina, A., Hirschel, D., Buzawa, E.S., Faggiani, D. (2007) "Policy, Place and Perpetrators: Using NIBRS to Examine Arrest Practices in Intimate Partner Violence. ," Justice Research & Policy 9:2
  • Buzawa, E.S., Hotaling, G.T., Byrne, J. (2007) "Understanding the impact of prior abuse and prior victimization on the decision to forego criminal justice assistance in domestic violence incidents: A life-course perspective," Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention 7:1 pp. 55-76
  • Buzawa, E.S., Hotaling, G. (2006) "The Impact of Relationship Status, Gender, and Minor Status in the Police Response to Domestic Assaults," Victims & Offenders 1:1 pp. 1-38
  • Buzawa, E.S., Buzawa, C. (2003) "Domestic Violence: The Criminal Justice Response," Sage Publications 3rd
  • Hirschel, D., Buzawa, E.S. (2002) "Understanding the context of dual arrest with directions for future research," Violence Against Women 8:12
  • Buzawa, E.S. (1998) "). Unanticipated Consequences of a Pro-Active Response to Domestic Assault,," Journal of Police & Criminal Psychology 13:2 pp. 43-54
  • Buzawa, E.S., Hotaling, G., Klein, A. (1998) "The response to domestic violence in a model court: Some initial findings and implications," Behavioral Sciences and the Law 16:2 pp. 185-206
  • Buzawa, E.S., Buzawa, C. (1996) "Domestic Violence: The Criminal Justice Response," Sage Publications 2nd
  • Buzawa, E.S., Buzawa, C. (1996) "What Works? The Role of Arrest and Civil Interventions in Responding to Domestic Assault. ," Sage Publications
  • Buzawa, E.S., Austin, T.L., Buzawa, C.G. (1995) "Responding to Crimes of Violence Against Women - Gender Differences Versus Organizational Imperatives," Crime & Delinquency 41:4
  • Buzawa, E.S. (1995) "Responding to Crimes of Violence Against Women: Gender Differences Versus Organizational Imperatives," Crime & Delinquency 41:4 pp. 443-466
  • Buzawa, E.S. (1994) "The role of selected socio-demographic and jobspecific variables in predicting patrol officer job satisfaction: A reexamination ten years later," American Journal of Police 13:2 pp. 51-75
  • Buzawa, E.S., Austin, T. (1993) "Determining Police Response to Domestic Violence Victims - the Role of Victim Preference," American Behavioral Scientist 36:5
  • Buzawa, E.S., Buzawa, C.G. (1993) "The Impact of Arrest on Domestic Violence - Introduction," American Behavioral Scientist 36:5
  • Buzawa, E.S., Buzawa, C. (1992) " Domestic Violence: The Changing Criminal Justice Response. ," Greenwood
  • Buzawa, E.S., Buzawa, C. (1990) "Domestic Violence: The Criminal Justice Response,"
  • Buzawa, E.S., Austin, T. (1988) "Perceptions and Attitudes of Domestic Violence Shelter Victims Towards Social and Criminal Justice Systems," Justice Professional 3:Fall pp. 201-222
  • Austin, T.L., Buzawa, E.S. (1987) "Interim occupational activities of recalled police officers," American Journal of Criminal Justice 12:1 pp. 10-23
  • Austin, T.L., Buzawa, E.S. (1984) "Citizen Perceptions on Mass Transit Crime and its Deterrence - a Case-Study," Transportation Quarterly 38:1
  • Buzawa, E.S. (1984) "Determining Patrol Officer Job-Satisfaction - the Role of Selected Demographic and Job-Specific Attitudes," Criminology 22:1
  • Buzawa, E.S., Austin, T. (1984) "The Bluebirds - Detroits Response to Mass Transit Crime," Police Chief 51:12
  • Buzawa, E.S. (1982) "Police Officer Response to Domestic Violence Legislation in Michigan," Journal of Police Science and Administration 10:4
  • Buzawa, E.S. (1981) "The role of race in predicting job attitudes of patrol officers," Journal of Criminal Justice 9:1 pp. 63-77

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration (), Grant - Department of Homeland Security
    Buzawa, E. (Principal), Wang, J. (Principal), Chen, G. (Principal), Roscoe, A. (Principal)
  • Co-PI: Violence Against Women Office (), Grant -
  • PI: An Examination of Assaults within the Jurisdiction of the Orange District Court (), Grant - US Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Program
  • PI: Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration (), Grant - Department of Homeland Security
  • Integrating Crime VictimsÍ Issues into University and College Curricula (2009), Grant - Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
    Buzawa, E. (Co-Principal), Williams, L., Hirschel, D., Cares, A.
  • Co Principal Investigator Elimination of Pressure-Induced Distortion of Fingerprints (2009), Grant - National Institute of Justice
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Integrating Crime Victims' Issues into University and College Curricula (2009), Grant - Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Elimination of Pressure-Induced Distortion of Fingerprints. (2009), Grant - National Institute of Justice
    Buzawa, E. (Co-Principal), Millshtein, S. (Co-Principal)
  • Principal Investigator Local Research Action Partner Grant (2007), Grant - Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety
  • Principal Investigator: Professional Skills and Development Institute (2002), Grant - Executive Office of Public Safety (Under funding from the US Department of Justice, Byrne Program
  • Principal Investigator, Project to develop model policies, curriculum and implement training on warrant management for police departments in the State of Massachusetts (2000), Grant - Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety. Byrne Program
  • Co-Principal Investigator (2008), Grant - Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety.
  • Bringing in the Bystander: Enhancing Primary Prevention of Relationship Violence on Campuses. (2008), Grant - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Buzawa, E. (Co-Principal), Williams, L., Hirschel, D., Cares, A.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Bringing in the Bystander: Enhancing Primary Prevention of Relationship Violence on Campuses (2008), Grant - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety (2008), Grant - Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety
    Buzawa, E. (Co-Principal), Lumb, R., Roscoe, A., Hirschel, D.
  • Basic Recruit Police Training and Curriculum Development (2008), Grant -
    Buzawa, E.S. (Principal)
  • Local Research Action Partner Grant (2007), Grant - Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety
    Buzawa, E.
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Explaining the Prevalence, Context, and Consequences of Dual Arrest in Intimate Partner Cases (2001), Grant - US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
  • Explaining the Prevalence, Context, and Consequences of Dual Arrest in Intimate Partner Cases (2001), Grant - US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
    Buzawa, E. (Co-Principal), Hirschel, D. (Co-Principal)
  • Professional Skills and Development Institute (2002), Grant - Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety (Under funding from the US Department of Justice, Byrne Program)
    Buzawa, E. (Principal), Saltzman, H., Mass, B.
  • Co-Principal InvestigatorCriminal Justice Intervention in Domestic Violence (2000), Grant - US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
  • Co-Principal InvestigatorCriminal Justice Intervention in Domestic Violence (2000), Grant - US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
  • Criminal Justice Intervention in Domestic Violence: Victim Preferences, Victim Satisfaction and Factors Impacting on Re-Victimization. (2000), Grant - US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
    Buzawa, E. (Co-Principal), Hotaling, G. (Co-Principal)
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety (2000), Grant - Byrne Program (Under funding from the US Department of Justice)
    Buzawa, E. (Principal)
  • Co-Principal Investigator Female Poverty and Assaultive Behavior (1999), Grant - University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Council on Diversity and Cultural Pluralism
  • Female Poverty and Assaultive Behavior (1999), Grant - Univerisity of Massachusetts Lowell, Council on Diversity and Cultural Pluralism
    Buzawa, E. (Co-Principal), Hotaling, G. (Co-Principal)
  • An Examination of Assaults within the Jurisdiction of the Orange District Court (1998), Grant - US Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Program (subcontract from Orange District Court).
    Buzawa, E. (Principal), Hotaling, G. (Co-Principal)
  • Domestic Violence Assaults in Three Massachusetts Communities (1998), Grant - US Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Program
    Buzawa, E. (Principal), Hotaling, G. (Co-Principal)
  • Massachusetts Police Leadership Institute (1998), Grant - Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety (Under funding from the US Department of Justice, Byrne Program)
    Buzawa, E. (Principal)
  • PI: An Examination of Assaults within the Jurisdiction of the Orange District Court (1998), Grant - US Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Program
  • PI: Domestic Violence Assaults in Three Massachusetts Communities (1998), Grant - US Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Program
  • Principal Investigator for Massachusetts Police Leadership Institute to develop model curriculum and implement police management training for police departments in the State of Massachusetts (1998), Grant - Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety (Under funding from the US Department of Justice, Byrne Program
  • PI: Understanding, Preventing and Controlling Domestic Violence Incidents: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Formal and Informal Deterrence Mechanisms (1995), Grant - U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
  • Understanding, 9 9 Preventing and Controlling Domestic Violence Incidents: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Formal and Informal Deterrence Mechanisms. (1995), Grant - U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
    Buzawa, E. (Principal), Hotaling, G. (Co-Principal), Klein, A. (Co-Principal), Byrne, J. (Co-Principal)
  • To analyze police arrest practices for domestic violence in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1987), Grant - Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice
  • Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice (1978), Grant - U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics proposal
    Buzawa, E. (Principal)
  • Evaluate the Detroit Police Department's Bluebird Unit (1979), Contract - Michigan Department of Transportation
    Buzawa, E. (Principal)
  • Principal Investigator Project to evaluate the Detroit Police Department's Bluebird Unit (1979), Grant - Michigan Department of Transportation