Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : the role and context of agency responses to domestic violence The scope of the problem : defining and measuring domestic violence Matters of history, faith, and society Theoretical explanations for domestic violence Selective screening : barriers to intervention The impetus for change The evolution of arrest preferences : criminalizing the societal response Variations in arrest practices The role of state and federal legislation Case prosecution : the journey from a roadblock to a change agent Civil courts and the role of restraining orders Models for judicial intervention Community-based and court-sponsored diversions Domestic violence, health, and the health system response Domestic violence, children, and the institutional response.
KF9322 .B892 2011
Thousand Oaks, Calif : Sage Publications,