This new edition of the bestselling Responding to Domestic Violence explores the response to domestic violence today, not only by the criminal justice system, but also by 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 our society, the authors cover such key topics as barriers to intervention, variations in arrest practices, the role of state and federal legislation, and case prosecution. Focusing on both victims and offenders, the book includes unique chapters on models for judicial intervention, domestic violence and health, and children and domestic violence. In addition, this edition provides an in-depth discussion of the concept of coercive control in domestic violence and its importance in understanding victim needs. Finally, this volume includes international perspectives in order to broaden the reader's understanding of alternative responses to the problem of domestic violence.
|Edition description:||Fifth Edition|
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About the Author
Carl G. Buzawa is an attorney in private practice. Currently, he is Senior Vice PresidentContracts, 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 Economía 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.
Table of ContentsCHAPTER 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 EditionPART 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 RelationshipsCHAPTER 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 ReligionCHAPTER 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 ControlPART II: The Criminal Justice ResponseCHAPTER 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 StalkingCHAPTER 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 ResponseCHAPTER 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 AheadCHAPTER 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 ResponseCHAPTER 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