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NCJ Number: 184845 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence and Occupation of the Family Home
Author(s): Chris Bazell; Bryan Gibson
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 192
Sponsoring Agency: Waterside Press
Winchester, SO23 9NN, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1 872 870 60 0
Sale Source: Waterside Press
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Domum Road
Winchester, SO23 9NN,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book explains British law as it applies to domestic violence and provides background information that will allow people who deal with domestic violence perpetrators or survivors to provide services that go beyond the letter of the law.
Abstract: Following an introductory chapter that provides some information about the state of domestic violence and responses to it in Great Britain today, a chapter provides an overview of the main legal remedies, both civil and criminal, for spouses, partners, children, and others who may be affected by violent domestic conflict. These general protections are then developed in relation to areas where specialist knowledge is essential: non-molestation orders and occupation of the family home; enforcement of court orders; and the provisions on protection from harassment, including an explanation of the restraining order and the unique "twin track" approach to criminal and civil relief. The concluding chapter presents some strategies for preventing domestic violence. Among the suggestions pertinent to prevention are education in the schools, the training of appropriate professionals in recognizing and responding to symptoms of abuse, and the development of projects that target the particular needs and circumstances of victims and perpetrators of abuse in the home. Appended application form and order of emergency protection and a discussion of welfare considerations with regard to children and a subject index
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Court orders; Domestic assault; Domestic assault prevention; Domestic violence causes; Foreign laws; Restraining orders
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