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Overview

Violence, including intimate partner violence, is a leading cause of death, disability, and hospitalization in the United States and other regions worldwide. Despite growing awareness, the numbers of reported and unreported incidents continue to rise. Drawing on the contributions of criminal justice practitioners and academic theorists who bring sober insight to a highly charged issue, The War Against Domestic Violence offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of this phenomenon.

Topics include:

  • Domestic violence in Caucasian, Latino, African-American, Asian, Native American, and Sub-Saharan African cultures
  • Child abuse and the response of child welfare agencies
  • The connection between domestic violence and homelessness and drug abuse
  • Domestic violence in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons
  • Spousal violence among police officers
  • The history of domestic violence policy
  • Orders of protection
  • Prosecuting and defending those charged with domestic violence
  • Court-ordered treatment and community supervision of domestic violence offenders
  • Creating campaigns for domestic violence prevention

The book provides rare glimpses of topics inadequately covered in the literature, allowing readers to understand and appreciate the complexity of domestic violence while also promoting a variety of effective strategies to combat its continued rise. The multi-layered approach of this volume and the input from the expert contributors from varied backgrounds are destined to stimulate the interest of a growing and diverse audience.

Lee Ross recently appeared on UCF Profiles to discuss why some break the law and others with similar backgrounds do not.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439800485
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,456,382
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A graduate of Rutgers University, Lee Ross spent several years as a group facilitator for the Milwaukee Domestic Abuse Intervention Program. He is currently an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Central Florida, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of domestic violence and system responses.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

The Editor xiii

The Contributors xv

Introduction xxi

List of Abbreviations xxix

Part I

1 An Overview of Intimate Partner Violence Among Latinos Joanne Klevens 1

2 Domestic Violence in the African American Community: Moving Forward to End Abuse Tricia B. Bent-Goodley 15

3 Domestic Violence in Asian Cultures Qiang Xu Allen Anderson 27

4 Domestic Violence Among Native Americans Julie C. Abril 41

5 Domestic Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa Godpower O. Okereke Peter Racheotes Josephine Kahler 53

Part II

6 Physical Child Abuse, Neglect, and Domestic Violence: A Case Studies Approach Mark A. Winton Elizabeth M. Rash 71

7 The Response of Child Welfare Agencies to Domestic Violence Melanie Shepard Gina Farrell 89

8 The Connection Between Domestic Violence and Homelessness Charlene K. Baker 99

9 The Relationship Between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence Josephine Kahler Shirley Garick Godpower O. Okereke 115

10 Domestic Violence in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons: Populations at Risk Christopher W. Blackwell 129

11 Spouse Violence Among Police Officers: Work-Family Linkages Leanor Boulin Johnson 139

Part III

12 Domestic Violence Policy: Navigating a Path of Obstacles Cynthia Brown 159

13 Civil Protection Orders Against Domestic Violence: The Fight Against Domestic Violence by Orange County, Florida Robert T. Magill Walter Komanski 175

14 Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases: Issues and Concerns Walter Komanski Robert T. Magill 193

15 Defending Individuals Charged With Domestic Violence John V. Elmore 213

16 Court-Ordered Treatment Programs: An Evaluation of Batterers Anonymous Rebecca Bonanno 229

17 Community Supervision of Domestic Violence Offenders: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go Lynette Feder 247

18 Restorative Approaches to Domestic Violence: The Cornerposts in Action Debra Heath-Thornton 273

19 Creating and Executing an Applied Interdisciplinary Campaign for Domestic Violence Prevention Sarah N. Keller A. J. Otjen 287

Index 305

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