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Title Global responses to domestic violence / Eve S. Buzawa, Carl G. Buzawa, editors.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2017.

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Subject Family violence -- Cross-cultural studies.
Alt Name Buzawa, Eva Schlesinger,
Buzawa, Carl G.,
Description 1 online resource
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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 23, 2017)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contributors; About the Editors ; Chapter 1: Introduction: The Evolution of Efforts to Combat Domestic Violence; Transnational Initiatives; Chapter Overviews; North America; Europe; Africa; Oceania; Asia; Latin America; The Middle East; Summary; References; Chapter 2: 'Bridging the Divide': An Interview with Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women; Introduction; Interview; History; Theoretical Approach; Challenges; Highlights; Violence Against Women; Future
Chapter 3: Making Domestic Violence a Crime: Situating the Criminal Justice Response in Canada Definitions; Measuring Domestic Violence; Evolution of Responses; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: The Evolution of the Response to Domestic Violence in the United States; Introduction; Defining Domestic Violence; Sources of Data; The Incidence and Prevalence of Domestic Violence in the United States; Reported Incidents; Impact of Domestic Violence; The Historical Criminal Justice Response; Early American "Colonial" Laws; The Evolution in Response to Domestic Violence
What Caused the Massive Change in Societal Responses? Role of Domestic Violence Legislation; Improving Prosecutorial and Judicial Case Processing; Judicial Innovations; Case Disposition Trends; Progress to Date and Barriers to Further Progress; Failure to Recognize Many Serious Offenders; Failure to Focus on Patterns of Abusive Behavior; Victim Empowerment: Does Forcing an Arrest Help or Hurt?; Trying to Develop a Unified Response to Violence in the Home; Conclusion: Improving the Response; References; Chapter 5: Responses to Domestic Violence in Germany in a European Context
Defining Domestic Violence Extent of Domestic Violence and Cultural Influences; Evolution of Intervention by State Agencies and Multiagency Cooperation; Legal Reforms and Criminal Prosecution; Barriers to Prosecution; Limits to the Effectiveness of Responses; Newer Reforms and Possible Improvements; Two Case Studies; "They showed me the way, and I did it myself": Daniela's Story; "After that first intervention I could tell that they were annoyed with me for bothering them": Helena's Story; References; Chapter 6: Domestic Violence and Abuse in the UK
Definition of Domestic Violence and Abuse Extent of Domestic Violence and Abuse; Unique Aspects of the British Context; Traditional Responses to Domestic Violence and Abuse; Changing the Traditional Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse; Barriers to Progress; Conclusion: Improving the UK's Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse; References; Chapter 7: The Politics of Domestic Violence in Central Europe: International and Domestic Contestations; Introduction; Legal and Cultural Definitions of Domestic Violence; Identification and Extent of Domestic Violence
Summary This volume addresses the varied response to domestic violence in a comparative, international context. The chapters are laid out in a consistent format, to cover: the nature of the domestic violence problem, theoretical explanations, the criminal justice response, as well as health care and social service interventions in each country. The intent of the book is to provide an introduction to the attitudes and responses to domestic violence in various regions, to provide meaningful comparisons and share information on best practices for different populations and regions. There are considerable variations to domestic violence approaches across cultures and regions. In some places, it is considered a "private" or "family" matter, which can help it perpetuate. At the same time, the United States' approach to domestic violence has been criticized by some as being too focused on the criminal justice system, rather than other types of interventions which aim to keep families intact. This comprehensive work aims to highlight innovative approaches from several regions, important cultural sensitivities and concerns, and provide analysis to identify the strengths and weakness of various approaches. This work will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, as well as related fields who deal with domestic violence and violence against women, including sociology and social work, and international justice. Practitioners and policymakers will also find it informative.
ISBN 9783319567211 (electronic bk.)
3319567217 (electronic bk.)
9783319567204 (print)
9783319859835 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-56721-1
OCLC # 990337290
Additional Format Print version: Global responses to domestic violence. Cham : Springer, 2017 9783319567198 3319567195 (OCoLC)978290010.

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