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Responding to domestic violence, the integration of criminal justice and human services, Eve S. Buzawa, Carl G. Buzawa, Evan Stark

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Responding to domestic violence, the integration of criminal justice and human services, Eve S. Buzawa, Carl G. Buzawa, Evan Stark
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Responding to domestic violence
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
648922072
Responsibility statement
Eve S. Buzawa, Carl G. Buzawa, Evan Stark
Sub title
the integration of criminal justice and human services
Summary
This new edition 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 and its causes, 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 -- The 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 societal response -- Variations in arrest practices -- The role of state and federal legislation -- Case prosecution : the journey from a roadblock to a change agent -- Civil courts and the role of restraining orders -- Models for judicial intervention -- Community-based and court-sponsored diversions -- Domestic violence, health, and the health system response -- Domestic violence, children, and the institutional response
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