This softcover volume presents an overview of the policy issues related to domestic violence law. Through articles, book excerpts, cases, and statutes, the author encourages discussion of the legal systemís role in domestic violence situations. Topics range from basic issues, such as spousal and child abuse, to highly controversial issues, including gay and lesbian battering and victims as criminal defendants. Ideal as a textbook for domestic violence courses or as a supplemental text in other types of classes.
Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies: Policies, Programs, and Legal Remedies
Author: Albert R. Roberts ISBN: ISBN NUMBER
Designed to prepare professionals to swiftly and compassionately meet the multiple needs of women and children who have suffered from domestic violence, this volume focuses on the advances in legal remedies, program developments, treatment protocols, and multidisciplinary perspectives. It is a comprehensive guide to the latest research, public policies, and legal and criminal justice responses, covering federal and state legislation as well as trends in police and court responses to domestic violence. Includes court-based technology developments and new research related to the duration and intensity of woman battering. Addresses risk assessment protocols, a new five level continuum of woman battering, intervention methods, and treatment models.
Battered Women in the Courtroom: The Power of Judicial Responses (The Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law) (1999)
Author: James Ptacek ISBN: 1555533906
James Ptacek questions whether judges still respond to abused women with indifference or impatience, as they have in the past, or whether they now treat battering as a serious crime. He looks at the types of violence that women report to the courts, analyzes how judges exercise their authority in restraining order hearings, examines how they perceive their role in negotiations with women, and studies their impact on women's efforts to escape the social entrapment of violence. The author also considers class and racial dimensions of the issue by drawing on cases from both white and African American communities.