Responding to Domestic Violence: The Integration of Criminal Justice and Human Services (5th Revised edition)

Responding to Domestic Violence: The Integration of Criminal Justice and Human Services (5th Revised edition)

By: Eve S. Buzawa (author), Carl G. Buzawa (author), Evan D. Stark (author)Paperback

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This book covers the victim's and the offender's perspective and discusses the needs, preferences and satisfaction for intervention, as well as the impact of interventions. The diversity in victims is examined, suggesting that this not only impacts their needs, preferences, and attitudes, but also differentially impacts service needs and impact of interventions. Responding to Domestic Violence provides a strong focus on the criminal justice system's responses to domestic violence and a comprehensive overview of public and non-profit social service and healthcare services and interventions. This text includes student-friendly material: end-of-chapter summaries and review questions, "Best Practices" sidebars, victim and offender case studies, and interviews with figures in the field.

About Author

Eve S. Buzawa is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester as well as her Master's and Doctoral degrees from the School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University. She has authored and edited numerous books and monographs. Recent publications include Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships: Making and Breaking Connections, a four-volume set (co-edited with Evan Stark, 2009). Professor Buzawa has also served as a principal investigator on several federally funded research projects and has directed numerous state-funded research and training projects. She is past president of the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, past president of the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, and past board member for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Carl G. Buzawa is an attorney in private practice. Currently, he is Senior Vice President-Contracts, Legal, and Compliance at Textron Systems. He received his BA from the University of Rochester, his MA from the University of Michigan, and his JD from Harvard Law School. With Eve S. Buzawa, he is the coauthor of numerous books and articles on the topic of domestic violence. Evan Stark is a sociologist, forensic social worker and award-winning researcher with an international reputation for his innovative work on the legal, policy and health dimensions of interpersonal violence, including its effects on children. Dr. Stark's award-winning book, Coercive Control: The Entrapment of Women in Personal Life (Oxford, 2007), was named the outstanding social science book published in 2007 by the Association of American Publishers and influenced the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe to expand their definitions of domestic violence to include coercive control. With a Ph.D......University, he is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University where he held appointments in Public Affairs, Public Health and Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Stark has held visiting appointments and Fellowships at the University of Essex, the University of Bristol, the Escuela Superior de Economia y Negocios (ESEN) in El Salvador and, most recently, as the. Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh. Since his retirement, Dr. Stark has done extensive work on imporiving the response to abuse women in Turkey, as part of the State Department's "U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program" as well as in Serbia, Taiwan and throughout the United Kingdom.


CHAPTER 1. Introduction Purpose and Overview The Domestic Violence Revolution: Taking Stock Is the Domestic Violence Revolution a Success? The Challenges Before Us Challenges to a Criminal Justice Approach The Evolution of this Text Organization of this Edition PART I. What is Domestic Violence? CHAPTER 2. Defining the Problem The Nature and Extent of Domestic Violence Controversies of Definitions Domestic Violence Offenses Who are the Victims The Impact of Domestic Violence Psychological and Quality of Life Effects on Victims Monetary Costs Domestic Violence in the Workplace The Impact on Children and Adolescents The Specialized Problem of Stalking in Relationships CHAPTER 3. Matters of History, Faith, and Society Historic Attitudes on Domestic Violence The Continuing Importance of History The Religious Basis for Abuse The Social Critique Perspective on History and Religion CHAPTER 4. Theoretical Explanations for Domestic Violence The Complexity of Analyzing Intimate partner Abuse Individual Focused Theories of Violence Who is Most at Risk of Battering? Biological and Psychological-Based Theories Is Substance Abuse the Linkage Among Sociobiological, Psychological, and Sociological Theories Are Certain Families Violent? Is Domestic Violence an Intergenerational Problem? Sociodemographic Correlates of Violence and Underserved Populations Coercive Control PART II: The Criminal Justice Response CHAPTER 5. Selective Screening: Barriers to Intervention Victim Case Screening The Police Response Prosecutorial Screening Prior to Adjudication Prosecutorial Autonomy Case Attrition by Victims: Self-Doubts and the Complexity of Motivation A Judicial Annoyance: Handling Battling Families The Decision to Access Victim Services CHAPTER 6. The Impetus for Change Political Pressure The Role of Research in Promoting Change The Evolution of Research Supporting the Primacy of Arrest The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment The Replication Studies Legal Liability as an Agent for Change CHAPTER 7. Policing Domestic Violence How Do Police Decide Whether to Review Key Situational and Incident Characteristics Victim Specific Variables in the Decision to Arrest Offender Specific Variables in the Decision to Arrest Variations Within Police Departments Community Characteristics The Controversy over Mandatory Arrest Arrests and Minority Populations: A Special Case? The Role of Victim Satisfaction in Reporting Re-Victimization The Increase in Dual Arrests Is a Uniform Arrest Policy Justified in the Context of Victim Needs? The Limitations of Police Arrests in Response to Stalking CHAPTER 8. Prosecuting Domestic Violence The Varied Reasons for Case Attrition The Changing Prosecutorial Response Victims Charged With Child Endangerment The Likelihood of Conviction Are there Effective Alternatives to Mandatory Prosecution? CHAPTER 9. The Role of Restraining Orders The Role of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders The Process of Obtaining Protective Orders The Explosive Growth of Restraining Orders The Early Use of Restraining Orders: The Massachusetts Experience Potential Advantages of Protective Orders Why Protective Orders are Not Always Granted The Limitations of Protective Orders The Complex Problem of Restraining Order Violation Is There a "Best Practice" for Obtaining and Enforcing Restraining Orders? CHAPTER 10. The Judicial Response The Process of Measuring Judicial Change The Impact of Judicial Activism: Analysis of a Case Study Case Disposition at Trial: Variability in Judicial Sentencing Patterns Sentencing Patterns for Domestic Compared With Non-Domestic Violence Offenders Domestic Violence Courts: The Focus on Victim Needs and Offender Accountability The Variety of Domestic Violence Courts Innovations in New York State PART III. The Societal Response CHAPTER 11. Mandated Institutional Change State Domestic Violence Related Laws Statutes and Policies Mandating or Preferring Arrest State Antistalking and Cyber Stalking Statutes The Federal Legislative Response The Affordable Care Act Future Legislation International Legal Reform and Human Rights The Context for a Broader Response to Woman Abuse Do Organizational Policies Mediate the Impact of Mandatory and Presumptive Arrest Statutes? CHAPTER 12. Community Based and Court Sponsored Diversions Restorative Justice Approaches Domestic Violence Mediation Programs Family Group Conferencing and Peacemaking Circles Peacemaking Circles Batterer Intervention Programs CHAPTER 13. Domestic Violence, Health, and the Health System Response The Role of Health Services The Need for and Use of Health Services by Battered Women The Markers of Partner Violence in the Health System The Sexual Nature of Partner Violence and Abuse The Secondary Consequences of Abuse Explaining the Secondary Health Problems Associated with Partner Abuse Populations at Special Risk Defining Woman Battering in the Health Setting Measuring Partner Abuse: Prevalence and Incidence Medical Neglect Reforming the Health System The Major Challenges Ahead CHAPTER 14. Domestic Violence, Children, and the Institutional Response Domestic Violence and Children's Well-Being Indirect Effects of Exposure to Domestic Violence on Children The Limits of the Research and Future Direction The Child Welfare System The Family Court Response CHAPTER 15. Conclusion: Towards the Prevention of Domestic Violence: Challenges and Opportunities Our Many Successes The Problem of High Risk Offenders The Use of Risk Assessment Tools What are the Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Homicide (IPH) Using Risk Assessments to Target High Risk Offenders Are Several Risk Profiles Needed? Implementing Risk Reduction Strategies

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  • ISBN13: 9781483365305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9781483365305
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 1483365301
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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