Legal Responses to Wife Assault: Current Trends and Evaluation
By: N. Zoe Hilton (editor)Paperback
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While there is an evident trend towards increasing legal responses to wife assault in North America, any change that has occurred has met with controversy, and the challenge remains to improve the circumstances of battered women. This book offers in-depth coverage of four major themes that address this issue: the historical framework of legal responses to wife assault; police attitudes and action; prosecution, mediation and treatment within the court system; and victims as defendants and participants in the legal system. Each chapter examines past and present policies of a specific branch of the legal system, and discusses their merits and demerits.
PART ONE: OVERVIEW Introduction - N Zoe Hilton Husbands Who Assault - Daniel G Saunders Multiple Profiles Requiring Multiple Responses PART TWO: POLICE Police Intervention and Public Opinion - N Zoe Hilton The Impact of Police Laying Charges - Peter G Jaffe et al Irreconcilable Differences - Kathleen J Ferraro and Lucille Pope Battered Women, Police, and the Law PART THREE: COURTS The Criminal Prosecution of Wife Assaulters - David A Ford and Mary Jean Regoli Process, Problems, and Effects Family Courts, Marital Conflict Mediation, and Wife Assault - Desmond Ellis Court-Mandated Treatment of Men Who Assault Their Partner - L Kevin Hamberger and James E Hastings Issues, Controversies, and Outcomes PART FOUR: VICTIMS Battered Women as Defendants - Lenore E A Walker Self-Defense Jury Instructions in Trials of Battered Women Who Kill Their Partner - Alan J Tomkins et al PART FIVE: SUMMARY Legal Responses to Wife Assault - Ronald Roesch, Stephen D Hart and Laurene J Wilson Future Prospects for Intervention and Evaluation
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