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7 HLRe: Off Rec. 1 (2016-2017)

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                    ARTICLE




  HOW THE MILITARY PROCESSES REPORTS
  OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A BRIEF LOOK AT
      THE   WAYS A UNIFORMED-ABUSER IS
  PROSECUTED AND WHAT CAN CHANGE TO
              ENSURE PROSECUTION

                       Martha Chace*

                   TABLE  OF CONTENTS

I.  INTRODUCTION        ...................................................2

II. HOW  THE MILITARY PROCESSES DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE ............4
    A.  How  to Report Domestic Violence When the Offender
        is in the Military.............................5
        1.  Phase I                     .............5....... ...........5
        2.  Phase II................................6
        3.  Phase III...............................6
    B.  Prosecuting Domestic Violence Abusers under the
        UCMJ  ....................7....        .............7
        1.  The UCMJ  and Domestic Violence   ...  .............7
        2.  Non-Judicial Punishment      ...................9
        3.  Judicial Punishment            ...........l.........11

III. RECOMMENDATIONS  AND CONCLUSION...............       ..........13




    * 2016 J.D., University of Houston Law Center. Martha Chace currently serves as
clerk to the Honorable United States Bankruptcy Judge Jeff Bohm. The opinions within
this Article are solely those of the Author and have no affiliation with Judge Bohm. The
Author would like to thank University of Houston Law Center Professors Janet Heppard
and Barbara Stalder for their outstanding course discussing domestic violence and how to
prevent it, and also for their input in this paper. I would also like to thank my fianc6,
Riley Wyrick, for his unwavering support and love.


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