Tackling Domestic Violence: Theories, Policies And Practice: Theories, Policies and Practice

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jul 1, 2008 - Social Science - 199 pages
This accessible text takes a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring issues surrounding domestic violence. It draws on contemporary research findings, policy developments, innovative practice and case studies to explore new directions in professional and voluntary sector responses to domestic violence.
 

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Contents

1 The nature and extent of domestic violence
1
2 Impacts coping and surviving domestic violence
37
3 Legal responses to domestic violence
85
4 Policing prosecution and the courts
117
5 Preventing domestic violence
147
6 Community responses to domestic violence
169
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Lynne Harne is currently associated with the Violence against Women Research Group, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK. She has been teaching and researching issues of violence against women and children since the early l990 s and has worked for the women s legal organisation Rights of Women and the Rape Crisis Federation.

Jill Radford is Professor of Criminology and Women s Studies at the University of Teesside, UK. She has been working around the issues of sexual and domestic violence for 30 years and is a founding member and Chair of the Tees Valley Sexual Violence Forum and a member of the Middlesbrough Domestic Violence Forum.

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