Family Violence and Criminal Justice: A Life-Course Approach

Title

Family Violence and Criminal Justice: A Life-Course Approach

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Description

The historical context of family violence is explored, as well as the various forms of violence, their prevalence in specific stages of life, and responses to it made by the criminal justice system and other agencies. The linkage among child abuse, partner violence and elder abuse is scrutinized, and the usefulness of the life-course approach is couched in terms of its potential effect on policy implications; research methods that recognize the importance of life stages, trajectories, and transitions; and crime causation theories that can be enhanced by it. [from Amazon.com]

ISBN

1138131695 (2015); 1593453175 (2005)

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York

Keywords

Family violence, Wife abuse, Spouse abuse, Child abuse, Elder abuse, Criminal justice

Disciplines

Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance