eBook Honor-Based Violence: Policing and Prevention, 1st Edition

  • Karl Anton Roberts
  • Published By: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 1466556676
  • ISBN-13: 9781466556676
  • DDC: 363.32
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Honor-based violence (HBV) is a crime committed to protect or defend the honor of a family and/or a community. It is usually triggered by the victim's behavior, which the family and/or community regards as causing offense or dishonor. HBV has existed for thousands of years but has only very recently become a focus of law enforcement, policy makers, and statutory and non-statutory agencies. A volume in the CRC Press Advances in Police Theory and Practice Series, Honor-Based Violence: Policing and Prevention is designed to assist all those who confront these crimes in understanding what HBV is, how it can be recognized, and how we can support the victims, families, and communities that experience it.

The research and best practices are drawn largely from the work done by the Violent Crime Directorate of the Metropolitan Police Service (London, UK) managed by authors Gerry Campbell and Glen Lloyd. The accessible style of this text makes it a valuable resource for law enforcement and policing professionals who investigate these crimes and a suitable textbook for policing and criminal justice courses.