9781642426557 (electronic book) 1642426555 (electronic book) 9781634591584 1634591585
This Hornbook is a comprehensive, well-researched overview of all aspects of state and federal law on domestic violence, including the pending VAWA Reauthorization bill before Congress. Hallmark features of the book include in-depth exploration of the following topics:the nature and extent of domestic violence;the role of influential factors (age, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, social class);special contexts (military, police, professional athletics);the full range of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse (strangulation, stalking, sexual assault, separation abuse, teen dating violence, elder abuse, financial abuse, pet abuse, murder suicide, reproductive control, domestic violence by proxy, instrumental use of children; litigation abuse);cutting-edge laws on revenge porn and coercive control;law enforcement response (mandatory arrest, dual arrest, primary aggressor laws, no drop policies);Violence Against Women Act and its previous reauthorizations;criminal law defenses (self-defense, duress, cultural defense, provocation);evidentiary issues (Battered Woman Syndrome, marital rape, prior act testimony, out-of-court statements, exceptions to the hearsay rule, forfeiture by(more...)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction: social and legal historical context Characteristics of domestic violence Influential factors: dimensions and contexts High lethality crimes: strangulation, stalking, sexual assault High lethality crimes: separation abuse, pet abuse, and murder-suicide Other types of abuse: reproductive control, financial abuse, psychological abuse Law enforcement response Domestic violence as a crime: state legislative responses Criminal defenses Evidentiary issues Federal criminal law Civil protection orders Tort remedies Domestic violence in the context of dating, marriage, and divorce Parenting and domestic violence Discrimination against victims.
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Online resource (West Academic, viewed December 11, 2018).