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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 240901     Find in a Library
Title: Battered Immigrant Women in the United States and Protection Orders: An Exploratory Research
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Author(s): Nawal H. Ammar ; Leslye E. Orloff ; Mary Ann Dutton ; Giselle A. Hass
  Journal: Criminal Justice Review  Volume:37  Issue:3  Dated:September 2012  Pages:337 to 359
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 23
  Annotation: This article explores battered immigrant women’s use of protection orders.
Abstract: This article explores battered immigrant women’s use of protection orders. It presents an exploratory view of battered immigrant women’s knowledge of protection orders, the reasons leading them to file for protection orders, the remedies they sought in the protection orders, their views on what would improve the process of obtaining protection orders, and their experiences with the violations of protection. One hundred and fifty-three abused immigrant women were recruited from agencies serving immigrants and interviewed by advocates they knew. The results showed that, like women from other marginalized populations, battered immigrant women were unaware of protection orders as legal remedies. Other results showed some commonalties between battered immigrant women’s experiences and abused women from mainstream cultures in the United States. However, unique factors such as immigration-related abuse and the unpreparedness of the justice system to serve abused women with diverse needs require further research and more appropriate personnel training and policy. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Immigrants/Aliens ; Domestic assault ; Female victims ; Restraining orders
Grant Number: 2003-WG-BX-1004
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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