"Police response to incidents of intimate partner violence can be critical. This volume investigates the elements in the institutional, legal and organizational context that are relevant for police response to incidents in the realm of the private sphere and whether there exists a relation with the reporting of such incidents by victims. Addressing this complex question requires insights from research, policy and practice and, as such, any conclusions will have implications for each of these fields. This volume addresses issues that are key elements in the relationship between the (legal) response to family violence and the reporting by victims. These issues concern societal and legal definitions of family violence employed in research, policy making and legal practice; how the legislation of various countries covers violence in the private sphere; the way the police deal with reported incidents of intimate partner violence; and the role that other interventions play in the response to and combat of family violence and intimate partner violence."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2005 by Ashgate Publishing.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-256) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Introduction / Wilma Smeenk chapter 2 Challenges of Surveying Violence Against Women: Development of Research Methods / Natalia Ollus chapter 3 Critical Issues Related to the Measurement of Intimate Partner Violence: A Clustering Analysis of Psychometric Scores / Juanjo Medina-Ariza chapter 4 Violence Against Women in France and Issues of Ethnicity / Stephanie Condon chapter 5 Moving in the Same or Different Directions? Reflections on Recent Developments in Domestic Violence Legislation in Europe / Liz Kelly chapter 6 Violence Against Women in the Swedish Context / Peter Lindstrom chapter 7 Legal Processing of Domestic Violence Cases in the Italian Criminal Justice System / Anna C. Baldry chapter 8 Family Violence Against Women in Greece / Sevaste Chatzifotiou chapter 9 (Un)Organised Responses to Domestic Violence: Challenges and Changes in Switzerland / Corinna Seith chapter 10 Abuser Programmes and Violence Against Women / Russell P. Dobash chapter 11 Legislation on Family Violence and Stalking / Marijke Malsch chapter 12 Family Violence and Police Response: Learning from Research, Policy and Practice / Wilma Smeenk.