Domestic violence differed from other violence because the offenders often lived together and had continued involvement with each other, he said. If domestic violence was not caught early, it could escalate and become more serious, and this was backed by statistics.

What do you think about this article? Should the police retain their zero tolerance to domestic violence or should they allow "minor" cases to go unpunished?

Police too strict on domestics
Too many minor domestic assaults are ending up in court, Nelson criminal lawyers say.

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