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This new edition of the authors' best-selling text explores the response to domestic violence today, not only by the criminal justice system, but also by 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.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Role and Context of Agency Responses to Domestic Violence|
|Scope of the Problem: Defining and Measuring Domestic Violence|
|Matters of History, Faith and Society|
|Theoretical Explanations for Domestic Violence|
|Selective Screening: Barriers to Intervention|
|The Impetus for Change|
|The Evolution of Arrest Preferences: Criminalizing the Social Response|
|Variations in Arrest Practices|
|The Role of State and Federal Legislation|
|Case Prosecution: The Journey from Road Block to Change Agents|
|Civil Courts and the Role of Restraining Orders|
|Models for Judicial Intervention|
|Community Based and Court Sponsored Diversion|
|Domestic Violence and Health|
|Children and Domestic Violence|
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