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NCJ Number: 63932 Find in a Library
Title: RESPONSE OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM (FROM BATTERED WOMEN - AN EFFECTIVE RESPONSE, 1979 - SEE NCJ-59531)
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Minnesota Dept of Corrections
Programs and Services for Battered Women
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Dept of Corrections
St Paul, MN 55101
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MINNESOTA CRIMINAL AND CIVIL PROCEEDINGS BEARING UPON THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF BATTERED WOMEN ARE DISCUSSED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OFFERED FOR PROVIDING SERVICES TO THESE WOMEN IN THE COURSE OF SUCH PROCEEDINGS.
Abstract: FOLLOWING DISCUSSIONS OF HOW THE BATTERED WOMAN MAY ENTER THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND INITIATE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS, THE PAPER EXAMINES THE AVAILABLE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS FOR MISDEMEANORS AND GROSS MISDEMEANORS OR FELONIES. DESCRIPTIONS OF PROCEEDINGS FOR MISDEMEANORS TREAT THE FIRST COURT APPEARANCE, THE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE, AND THE TRIAL ITSELF. FOR GROSS MISDEMEANORS OR FELONIES, THE PROCEEDINGS INCLUDE THE FIRST COURT APPEARANCE, ARRAIGNMENT, OMNIBUS HEARING, AND THE TRIAL. PLEA BARGAINING AND PENALTIES ALSO ARE EXAMINED, ALONG WITH THE SPECIAL NEEDS AND CONCERNS OF BATTERED MINORITY WOMEN. TYPICAL PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BATTERED WOMAN'S BRINGING OF CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST HER ABUSER ARE (1) INADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM HER ASSAILANT DURING THE LENGTHY JUDICIAL PROCESS; (2) LACK OF INFORMATION, SUPPORT, AND ENCOURAGEMENT; (3) LACK OF MEANINGFUL INFORMATION REGARDING MANY OF THE PROCEDURES; AND (3) INADEQUATE OR INAPPROPRIATE SENTENCING. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OFFERED FOR DEALING WITH THESE PROBLEMS. THE CIVIL PROCEEDINGS FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE OR A SEPARATION ARE DISCUSSED, INCLUDING THE CONTACTING OF AN ATTORNEY, THE PETITION AND SUMMONS, THE EXCLUSIVE OCCUPANCY HEARING, TEMPORARY HEARING, AND THE FINAL HEARING. SUCH PROCEEDINGS ARE LONG, ARDUOUS, AND EXPENSIVE. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DEALING WITH THESE CONDITIONS ARE PRESENTED. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN MINNESOTA STATUTES AND SAMPLE LEGAL FORMS PERTINENT TO THOSE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS RELATED TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF BATTERED WOMEN. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Battered wives; Civil proceedings; Criminal proceedings; Minnesota
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