Domestic Violence

The Criminal Justice Response
Author: Eva Schlesinger Buzawa,Carl G. Buzawa
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761924487
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 319
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The new Third Edition of Domestic Violence: The Criminal Justice Response offers a thorough and major revision of one of the top books in the field of domestic violence and is the only text to focus on criminal justice responses which provide a detailed look inside the criminal justice system. Domestic Violence is unique in its emphasis on the victim's perspective, including the victim's needs as well as preferences for and satisfaction with intervention. It documents the diversity of victims and how this diversity affects their service needs and the impact of interventions, including unanticipated consequences of current aggressive efforts. It also looks at diversity among batterers and how these differences affect the success of various intervention strategies.

Gendered Justice

Intimate Partner Violence and the Criminal Justice System
Author: Venessa Garcia,Patrick McManimon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742566455
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Gendered Justice takes a unique, multi-layered look at the various elements that factor into our understanding of domestic violence and how the criminal justice system handles situations of domestic violence. The book focuses primarily on the role of gender, but also considers socio-economic status and race. Illustrated with case studies throughout, the book introduces major themes, such as the social construction of gender and victimology, as well as topics such as the portrayal of intimate partner violence in the media and how it shapes our understanding of violence.

Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice


Author: Nicola Groves,Terry Thomas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317950615
Category: Social Science
Page: 178
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This book aims to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the subject of domestic violence and its interaction with the criminal justice system- including agencies such as the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the probation service and Children's Services, the courts and the prison service, as well as voluntary agencies such as Women's Aid. The book also looks at how these various agencies work together at a local level and the coordinating role of the Home Office and the direction provided at a central level. Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice examines the phenomenon of domestic violence, the various forms it takes and the theories that have been put forward to explain it. It takes an historical approach to examine policy and legislative developments over the last forty years and how those developments make themselves manifest today. The authors provide an authoritative and critical account of the different agencies and the work they carry out both independently and jointly; they also consider the limits of a crime centred response to domestic violence. The book provides a conceptual framework in which domestic violence and criminal justice might be better understood. It covers all the current issues in this field and it will be a 'source book' in directing readers to further reading. It will be essential reading for both students and practitioners in the field.

Confronting domestic violence

a guide for criminal justice agencies
Author: Gail A. Goolkasian,National Institute of Justice (U.S.). Office of Communication and Research Utilization,Abt Associates
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 176
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Based on a literature review, consultation with experts in the field, and onsite study of individual programs, this report outlines the roles which police, prosecutors, probation officers, and judges can perform to improve the handling of domestic assault cases. Following a discussion of the myths and assumptions associated with domestic violence, general recommendations cover the role of legislation and action steps for criminal justice agencies. Some action steps recommended are the designation of domestic violence cases as high priority, written policies for handling such cases, procedures to ensure employee compliance with written policies, the collection of separate data on domestic violence incidents, and interagency coordination in the handling of domestic violence cases. A chapter on the police role in domestic violence cases addresses written policies, the service call, arrest policy, the enforcement of protection orders, victim assistance, investigation, and training. A chapter with guidelines for prosecutors addresses the domestic violence unit, written policies, charge filing, pretrial release and diversion, plea bargaining, and victim support and protection. Another chapter covers trial procedures, sentencing options, and the role of probation officers following conviction. Other topics discussed are court-ordered counseling and education for batterers and community education and outreach. Appendixes contain various relevant materials from local criminal justice agencies.

Responding to Domestic Violence

The Integration of Criminal Justice and Human Services
Author: Eve S. Buzawa,Carl G. Buzawa,Evan D. Stark
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506300804
Category: Social Science
Page: 472
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This new edition of the bestselling Responding to Domestic Violence explores the response to domestic violence today, not only by the criminal justice system, but also by public and non-profit social service and health care agencies. After providing a brief theoretical overview of the causes of domestic violence and its prevalence in our society, the authors cover such key topics as barriers to intervention, variations in arrest practices, the role of state and federal legislation, and case prosecution. Focusing on both victims and offenders, the book includes unique chapters on models for judicial intervention, domestic violence and health, and children and domestic violence. In addition, this edition provides an in-depth discussion of the concept of coercive control in domestic violence and its importance in understanding victim needs. Finally, this volume includes international perspectives in order to broaden the reader's understanding of alternative responses to the problem of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice


Author: Lee E. Ross
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498707238
Category: Law
Page: 200
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Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice offers readers an overview of domestic violence and its effects on society, including what can be done to curtail its rapid growth and widespread harm. Criminal justice and sociology students will find this text readable, up-to-date, and rich in historical detail. Geared toward the criminal justice system, this text focuses on civil and criminal justice processes, from securing a restraining order to completing an arrest, all the way to the final disposition.

Domestic abuse

public policy/criminal justice approaches towards child, spousal, and elderly abuse
Author: Suman Kakar
Publisher: Austin & Winfield Pub
ISBN: 9781572920606
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 526
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Domestic Abuse presents important information on the problem of intimate abuse within the American home. The work presents theoretical and analytical explanations for domestic violence. There have been a number of books dealing with spousal abuse. This work deals with violence again children and youth as well as against elderly in their homes. This is an important contribution to the literature and integrates the issue of domestic violence with that of abuse against children, youth and the elderly.

Domestic violence

the criminal justice response
Author: Eva Schlesinger Buzawa,Carl G. Buzawa
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780761901150
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 285
View: 2008

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Shat action should institutions in the criminal justice system take in response to domestic violence? What influence do the police, law courts, and social services have on the pattern of domestic violence? These and other crucial questions are approached in this unique book which focuses on the individual institutions within the criminal justice system. It gives a full account of the present situation and makes some interesting recommendations for the future.

Negotiating Domestic Violence

Police, Criminal Justice and Victims
Author: Carolyn Hoyle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198299301
Category: Law
Page: 248
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This book examines the factors which shape the criminal justice response to domestic violence in the light of policy changes at the beginning of the 1990s which aimed to increase arrest rates. In particular, the book discusses the needs and expectations of victims and examines how their choices impact on decisions made by police and prosecutors. Many books on the criminal justice response to domestic violence start from the premise that withdrawal of complaints by victims and the subsequent discontinuance of cases, represents some kind of failure on the part of the agencies involved and that victims would benefit from greater determination by police to prosecute offenders wherever possible. Implicit in this approach is the assumption that the criminal justice system as it presently operates is capable of responding effectively to the needs of victims of domestic violence. This book throws doubt on the validity of these assumptions.

Family Violence and Criminal Justice

A Life-Course Approach
Author: Brian P. Payne,Randy R. Gainey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317522583
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 460
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The historical context of family violence is explored, as well as the various forms of violence, their prevalence in specific stages of life, and responses to it made by the criminal justice system and other agencies. The linkage among child abuse, partner violence and elder abuse is scrutinized, and the usefulness of the life-course approach is couched in terms of its potential effect on policy implications; research methods that recognize the importance of life stages, trajectories, and transitions; and crime causation theories that can be enhanced by it.

Batterer Intervention

Program Approaches and Criminal Justice Strategies
Author: Kerry Healey,Christine Smith,Chris S. O'Sullivan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788178696
Category: Law
Page: 199
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Requiring batterers to attend intervention programming as a condition of probation or as a component of pretrial diversion is becoming an integral part of many jurisdictions' response to domestic violence. This report addresses the need for increased info. exchange between criminal justice professionals & batterer treatment providers. Specifically, it will help criminal justice personnel -- including prosecutors, judges, probation officers, & victim advocates -- better understand the issues surrounding batterer intervention & enable them to make appropriate referrals to programs & to communicate effectively with program providers.

The Domestic Assault of Women

Psychological and Criminal Justice Perspectives
Author: Donald G. Dutton
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774843756
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
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The Domestic Assault of Women relates social and criminal justice policy to empirically tested social psychological theory about the causes and effects of wife assault. Donald G. Dutton argues that only by understanding the psychology of both the aggressors and the victims of wife assault can we generate informed social and criminal justice policy. By linking the psychological factors that support assaultive habits to police arrest policy and subsequent treatment, Dutton shows how police/therapist intervention can interrupt assaultive behaviour and prevent recidivism.

Global Responses to Domestic Violence


Author: Eve S. Buzawa,Carl G. Buzawa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319567217
Category: Social Science
Page: 319
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This volume addresses the varied response to domestic violence in a comparative, international context. The chapters are laid out in a consistent format, to cover: the nature of the domestic violence problem, theoretical explanations, the criminal justice response, as well as health care and social service interventions in each country. The intent of the book is to provide an introduction to the attitudes and responses to domestic violence in various regions, to provide meaningful comparisons and share information on best practices for different populations and regions. There are considerable variations to domestic violence approaches across cultures and regions. In some places, it is considered a “private” or “family” matter, which can help it perpetuate. At the same time, the United States’ approach to domestic violence has been criticized by some as being too focused on the criminal justice system, rather than other types of interventions which aim to keep families intact. This comprehensive work aims to highlight innovative approaches from several regions, important cultural sensitivities and concerns, and provide analysis to identify the strengths and weakness of various approaches. This work will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, as well as related fields who deal with domestic violence and violence against women, including sociology and social work, and international justice. Practitioners and policymakers will also find it informative.

Legal Responses to Domestic Violence


Author: Mandy Burton,Professor of Socio-Legal Studies Mandy Burton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134051980
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 168
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This book aims to examine legal responses to domestic violence in a holistic way. In England and Wales, as in other jurisdictions, much attention has been paid to the criminal justice response to domestic violence. The response of the civil justice system has not been ignored, but has been somewhat marginalized. Legal Responses to Domestic Violence takes a systematic approach to examining legal responses, encompassing the full range of decision makers within the legal system to analyze developments in substantive law and practice, in particular the movement towards an integrated justice approach.

Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice


Author: Merry Morash
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761926306
Category: Social Science
Page: 311
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Why are there pronounced gender differences in rates of criminal victimization? Does gender influence the response of the criminal justice system and other parts of the community to offenders and to crime victims? What part does gender play in the etiology of illegal activities committed by both males and females? Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice takes a contemporary look at such questions and considers areas that are often neglected in other books on gender, crime, and justice. In the last three decades, there has been an explosion of theory and related research relevant to gender, crime, and justice. Author Merry Morash, a well-known feminist scholar in the field of criminal justice, acquaints readers with key breakthroughs in criminological conceptualization and theories to explain the interplay between gender and both crime and justice. Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice pays especial attention to race, ethnicity, and immigrant groups, and provides a unique comparative perspective. Key Features Includes first-person accounts from crime victims, workers in the justice system, male lawbreakers, and women engaged in prostitution to give insight into a diversity of experiences and standpoints Parallels the effects of gender and sexual orientation in laws, in patterns and causes of victimization, and in the responses of the justice system to both victims and offenders Integrates international examples to place U.S. experiences in a comparative perspective and to show gender inequities on a worldwide scale Provides numerous photos--unique for a text of this type--to portray people of all sorts in various regions of the world Includes Web site recommendations for further exploration of chapter topics Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on women and criminal justice. The book is also a valuable asset for gender courses in sociology and for women's studies programs.

Victims of Crime


Author: Robert C. Davis,Arthur J. Lurigio,Susan Herman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452203202
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
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Victims of Crime 4/e includes newly contributed and updated articles utilizing the latest research and studies in the areas of violence, abuse, and victims′ rights from experts in the field. It has a stronger focus on emerging issues and policies in the field of victimology than other comparable texts. Features/Benefits: - Utilizes the latest research and studies in the areas of violence, abuse, and victims′ rights - Focuses on the emerging issues and policies in the fields of victim rights and crime prevention - The Chapter contributors represent some of the top scholars for each subject area. New to this Edition: - New 3 Part organization with the more common victimizing crimes first, followed by responses to victimizations, and then newer issues and types of victimizations in Part 3. - New chapters on human trafficking and cyber crime - Major expansion of the human services response and school victimizations. Updated throughout with new data and research.

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

chapter 28, explanatory notes
Author: Great Britain
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780105628040
Category: Law
Page: 23
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These notes refer to the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28) (ISBN 0105428043) which received Royal Assent on 15 November 2004

Do Arrests and Restraining Orders Work?


Author: Eve S. Buzawa,Carl G. Buzawa
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452248052
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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In this provocative contribution to the debate on which interventions are most effective in reducing domestic violence, a wide range of research methods and analyses are presented and a number of issues raised. These include: whether the criminal justice response to domestic violence is inadequate; whether there is a conflict of interest between society and the victim of violence; and whether alternative means should be used to deter chronic batterers who are undeterred by the criminal justice response.