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Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice

Lee E. Ross

Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice offers readers an overview of domestic violence and its effects on society, including what can be done to curtail its rapid growth and widespread harm. Geared toward the criminal justice system, this newly revised and updated edition focuses on civil and criminal justice processes, from securing a restraining order to completing an arrest, to the final disposition.

Fostering critical thinking in readers, the book covers the extent and nature of domestic violence and intimate partner violence (IPV) in its many forms and delves into the systemic responses to such violence during the COVID-19 era. Going beyond exploring the reactive efforts of policing and prosecution, this edition offers an expanded emphasis on the underpinnings and effectiveness of prevention and intervention, including data on the operations and challenges of domestic violence shelters, and a much-needed focus on victim services, victim advocacy, and social work involvement.

This text is ideal for courses in criminal justice, criminology, social work, and sociology. Students will find this text readable, up-to-date, and rich in historical detail.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Oct 31st, 2024
  • Pages: 286
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0002
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032575629
  • Categories: Criminal Law - GeneralForensic ScienceCriminology

About the Author

Lee E. Ross is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida (UCF). A graduate of Rutgers University, his research interests span a variety of areas, from seminal work on religion and social control theory to more recent explorations of Combining Elements of Batterers Intervention with Alcoholics Anonymous. As editor of Music Lyrics and Domestic Violence: The Soundtracks of Our Lives (2022), his scholarship can be found in a variety of academic journals, including Justice Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Crime and Justice, and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, among others. The recipient of various teaching awards, Ross is a former Provost Fellow and Coordinator of the Public Affairs Doctoral Program at UCF. Ross spent several years as a group facilitator to a batterer's intervention program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has served as an expert witness in domestic violence cases. Dr. Ross is also featured in the recent film documentary Confessions of the Interrogation Room that examines intimate partner homicide.