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Overview

This book provides students and practitioners with both a comprehensive text and reference on the problem of domestic violence from a criminal justice point of view. Klein provides cutting edge analysis of current practice as well as a mature restatement and/or interpretation of existing knowledge on domestic violence, written from a practitioner's perspective. As such, it focuses on how the criminal justice system actually operates and functions on the street level, in the courts, and in the offices of probation officers. Comprehensive and descriptive yet research-oriented, the book shows the relevance of research to policy and practice in the field. The text is replete with hundreds of practical examples drawn from real life and Klein's fieldwork and includes original data analysis, field reviews, and his observations as a consultant in the field and columnist for the National Bulletin on Domestic Violence Prevention.

Andrew R. Klein,

Klein has done extensive work across the country as a consultant in the field and has been directly involved with the Justice Department's Violence Against Women Office, Community Oriented Policing Services and Victims of Crime Office. Klein teaches at the University of Massachusetts- Lowell.
Introduction.
1. Crimes of Domestic Violence.
2. Perpetrators of Domestic Violence and the Criminal Justice System.
3. Domestic Violence Victims and the Criminal Justice System.
4. The "Non-Criminal" Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence, Civil Protective Orders.
5. Police Response to Domestic Violence.
6. Prosecutors and Domestic Violence.
7. Judge's Response to Domestic Violence.
8. Probation, Parole, and Corrections Response to Domestic Violence.
9. Batterer Treatment Response to Domestic Violence.
10. The Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence: Where Is It Headed?