Domestic violence : the criminal justice response / by Eve S. Buzawa, Carl G. Buzawa.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Buzawa, Eva Schlesinger.
Other Authors: Buzawa, Carl G.
Format: Book
Published: Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1990.
Series:Studies in crime, law, and justice ; v. 6.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction: The Role and Context of the Criminal Justice System
  • Pt. I. Context of the Problem
  • 2. Defining and Measuring Domestic Violence and Its Impact
  • 3. Risk Markers for Offenders and Victims
  • 4. Societal and Historical Factors in Domestic Violence
  • Pt. II. The Evolving Police Response
  • 5. The Traditional Police Response and Early Innovations
  • 6. The Push for Criminal Justice Innovation
  • 7. The Development of State and Federal Legislation
  • 8. The Increased Policy Preference for Arrest
  • 9. Factors Affecting Police Response
  • 10. Variations in Police Response to Domestic and Nondomestic Assaults
  • Pt. III. What Happens After Arrest? The Role of the Prosecutors and the Courts
  • 11. Classic Patterns of Nonintervention by the Prosecutors and Courts
  • 12. The Changing Prosecutorial Response
  • 13. Judicial Innovations: Diversions From the Criminal Justice System
  • 14. The Role of Restraining and Protective Orders
  • 15. Innovations in Judicial Processing and Disposition
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Authors.