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

Sixth Edition


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

Eve S. Buzawa

Eve Buzawa, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita in the School of Criminology & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She served as Chair of the School from 1995 – 2013, and Director of the School from September, 2013-June, 2016 when she retired. Dr. Buzawa received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester and her Master's and Doctoral degrees from the School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University. Dr. Buzawa has authored and edited numerous books, journal articles, and monographs in the field of domestic violence.  She has also served as a Principal Investigator on several federally funded... More About Author

Carl G. Buzawa

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. More About Author

Barbara J. Hart

Barbara J. Hart is an attorney, advocate, scholar, organizer, and public policy analyst.   She is among the multitude of women activists who co-founded the battered women’s movement in the mid-70’s. Commencing in 1978, she shepherded efforts to draft and implement civil protection order statutes across the country. For 30 years thereafter she fostered an informal national network of advocates, attorneys, and judges who collaborated in the development of state and federal law (i.e., criminal, civil, family, and administrative), public policy, litigation strategies, and ‘best practice’ professional guidelines designed to protect,... More About Author