The book The Criminalization of Domestic Violence: Promises and Limits Are written by Jeffrey Fagan. Over the past 30 years, the criminalization of domestic violence has developed along three parallel but generally separate tracks: criminal punishment and deterrence of offenders, treatment of offenders, and restraining orders designed to protect victims through the threat of civil or criminal legal sanctions.
Each of these lines of policy has been informed, advanced, and supported by battered women’s advocacy groups. Victim advocacy groups have worked vigorously for legislative and policy change, monitored and corrected the implementation of laws and policies, and strongly supported the expansion of resources for victim services. Various jurisdictions have attempted to integrate these policies into system-wide approaches within the justice system.
Topics of this Edition
- Modern Policies and Their Effectiveness
- Legal Sanctions and Domestic Violence
- Limitations and Contradictions in the Criminalization of Domestic Violence
- Advancing Knowledge and Policy Through Research and Development
- A Final Note
Overview of The Criminalization of Domestic Violence: Promises and Limits
Several factors have influenced the current state of policy and practice. Domestic violence and partner assault are complex behaviors. The range of sanctions for offenders has been limited, their deterrent effects mitigated by social and contextual factors, and their implementation constrained by practical operational contingencies.
|Book Name||The Criminalization of Domestic Violence: Promises and Limits|
|Author of Book||Jeffrey Fagan|