The Minneapolis experiment on Domestic Violence was a research which was conducted in between 1981 and 1982. It was done by Lawrence W. Sherman. The aim was to understand the efficiency of police reactions to the different complaints of domestic violence from the residents of Minneapolis, a city in Minnesota. To evaluate the effectiveness of various police responses to domestic violence calls in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The research was done in collaboration with the Police Foundation and the police department of the city. It was financed by the National Institute of Justice. The research influenced the police functioning systems of that time. Due to this research, a lot of states and government bodies introduced new laws and policies that empowered the police to arrest suspects of domestic violence compulsorily, without the need of any warrant, as long as the investigating police officers see reason. The changes in the legal system and police reactions related to domestic violence were caused due to this study. It has been claimed that experiments should not be used in the social sciences as they are unreliable, impractical and unethical. This paper aims to discuss this statement with reference to the Minneapolis experiment (Richard, 1993).