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NCJ Number: 157468 Find in a Library
Title: Responding to Violence Against Women
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:41  Issue:4  Dated:special issue (October 1995)  Pages:387-556
Editor(s): L J Stalans; A J Lurigio
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 170
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Ten articles examine how the public, victims, and the legal system are responding to domestic violence against women, both in the United States and in Great Britain.
Abstract: The two lead articles explore how persons outside the legal system make decisions about using court resources. One examines how adult residents of Atlanta prefer the court to handle their domestic violence situations, and the second article reports on the views of battered women who are seeking orders of protection. The next two articles assess mandatory or presumptive arrest policies in domestic abuse cases. Another article considers how novice and experienced officers make decisions about referring victims to shelters and to outpatient treatment programs. The sixth article examines a coordinated community intervention that is designed to reduce domestic violence in an Illinois county just west of Chicago. Another article examines risk patterns for intimate homicide and discusses recent trends in these homicides, using archival data that contained every intimate homicide committed in Chicago in the last 29 years. The eighth study describes how the legal system in Great Britain responds to domestic violence compared to the United States. The final article reviews research on major criminal justice reforms for handling domestic violence incidents, including restraining orders, mandatory arrests, and court-mandated treatment for batterers. References and tabular data accompany the articles. For individual articles, see NCJ-157469-78.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Domestic assault arrest policies; Domestic assault prevention; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Police policies and procedures; Police referral
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