Abetting batterers : what police, prosecutors, and courts aren't doing to protect America's women / Andrew R. Klein and Jessica L. Klein
- Introduction: The right of chastisement, a husband's responsibility -- Counting domestic violence victims -- Victim advocacy and services helpful, but insufficient -- Prying open courthouse (back) doors -- Making domestic violence a real crime -- Encouraging domestic violence arrests -- Prosecuting abusers -- Sentencing abusers -- Unfinished business.
- "Abetting Batterers reveals the troubling pattern of inattention and incompetence that compromises the safety of women and encourages their male abusers to continue their abuse and violence. Although criminal justice system agencies vary among cities, towns and counties within the same state they all too often relegate domestic violence to the backburners of the system, dismissing victims and ignoring even the most serious and chronic abusers. The authors unveil what is working in regard to protecting victims of domestic violence and holding their abusers accountable, and they suggest strategies for ensuring that what is being done right can be replicated and become the law and practice across the nation. The wide variation in how intimate partner violence is handled by similar jurisdictions demonstrates the real problem in preventing it lies in these agencies' commitment, rather than ability to do the job. This book proves to be invaluable in understanding what is and is not being done in the reality of domestic violence in America."--Provided by publisher.
- 9781442248274 (hardcover ; alkaline paper) and 1442248270 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries); 2016
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