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Responding to Domestic Violence
The Integration of Criminal Justice and Human Services

Sixth Edition


April 2022 | 720 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

A fresh look at the response to domestic violence in the United States today by experts in their field.


Responding to Domestic Violence
 explores the response to domestic and intimate partner violence by the criminal justice system as well as 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 society, the expert author team covers such key topics as barriers to intervention, variations in arrest practices, the role of state and federal legislation, and case prosecution. Focusing on both survivors and offenders, the book provides a thorough exploration of modern strategies to address the realities and needs of all survivors. The new edition offers new chapters on Special Populations at Risk, Victim Services, Coercive Control, Intimate Partner Stalking, and Civil and Criminal Protection Orders. All remaining chapters have been substantially or completely rewritten to reflect the growing body of research in the field.

 
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Role and Context of Agency Responses to Domestic Violence
 
PART I. What Is Domestic Violence?
 
Chapter 2 Matters of History, Faith, and Society
 
Chapter 3 The Extent and Impact of Domestic Violence
 
Chapter 4 Theoretical Explanations for Domestic Violence
 
PART II. The Criminal Justice Response
 
Chapter 5 Coercive Control: Contributed by Evan Stark
 
Chapter 6. Special Populations at Risk
 
Chapter 7 Selective Screening: Barriers to Intervention
 
Chapter 8 Domestic Violence Legislation
 
Chapter 9 Policing Domestic Violence
 
Chapter 10 Prosecuting Domestic Violence: The Journey From a Roadblock to a Change Agent?
 
Chapter 11 The Judicial Response
 
Chapter 12 Civil and Criminal Protection Orders
 
PART III. The Societal Response
 
Chapter 13 Community-Based and Court-Sponsored Diversions
 
Chapter 14 Victim Services
 
Chapter 15 Intimate Partner Stalking: A Rapidly Evolving Problem
 
Chapter 16 The Coercive Control of Children, and the Institutional Response: Contributed by Evan Stark
 
Chapter 17 Conclusion: Toward the Prevention of Domestic Violence: Challenges and Opportunities

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ISBN: 9781544351278
£68.00