That’s a good idea for really nasty individuals if we could separate these cases out cleanly.
After the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), what happens after a husband-wife spat that ends in an arrest of either is bad for husband and wife and kids. Peaceful reconciliation occurs in the great majority of the cases now. Your idea would mean peaceful reconciliation would be nullified and result in further destruction of the family.
I think most of these arrests now are occurring because of the ‘no discretion’ policy legislatures have implemented. Whereas, in the past, what usually ended in no arrest before VAWA, now we’re getting far too many arrests.
When my wife got divorced from her previous husband, her lawyerette urged her to file domestic violence and child abuse charges just as part of the “negotiating stance.”
Now, as it happens, the DV charges would have been justified - that person still has a warrant on him here in GA; the Child Abuse charges would not have been justified. But I suspect the lawyerette would have urged her to do so, regardless of the validity of the charges.
If the someone screams “Child Abuse!” or “Domestic Violence!” just get an advantage in the divorce proceedings and can’t back it up, they need to GO TO JAIL for perjury.