Tackling domestic violence : theories, policies and practice by Lynne Harne, Jill Radford

By Lynne Harne, Jill Radford

This obtainable textual content takes a multi-disciplinary method of exploring concerns surrounding family violence. It attracts on modern examine findings, coverage advancements, leading edge perform and case reviews to discover new instructions in expert and voluntary quarter responses to household violence.

targeted at the uk, yet situated in a context of world switch, the publication discusses and seriously evaluates new legal justice and multi-agency tasks similar to household violence courts and chance review meetings, in addition to assessing how some distance those tasks enhance the security of girls and children.

Harne and Radford target to disseminate principles approximately top perform on the subject of facing this delicate and nonetheless debatable factor. They use real-life case reviews from execs, together with the police, health and wellbeing companies and Women’s relief, and are such as the reports of a variety of survivors, with a view to allow an figuring out of the necessity for applicable responses, reckoning on diverse survivor wishes.

Tackling household Violence presents an educated historical past for execs within the police, probation, healthiness and social care providers, the criminal procedure and voluntary area with a remit to reply to family violence. it's also hugely appropriate to these venture classes on family violence at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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A survivor/victim is not simply affected in an incident-by-incident way, as presumed by the criminal justice system. On the contrary, the impact of an incident is shaped by previous incidents and the fear of future ones. Agencies sometimes express surprise that it is not always the most serious incident that leads a woman to begin help-seeking or to make an official report. For a survivor, acknowledging that domestic violence is occurring heralds a new, unsought, frightening chapter in life. It is likely to involve re-thinking or ending the relationship and starting over, raising worries about how and where to live safely.

In highlighting the need for professional (re)education in terms of recognising and responding to domestic violence as criminal violence and a human rights violation, these studies revealed the continuing currency of such myths. This directs attention to contradictions involved in attempting to eradicate gender and domestic violence, without a wider cultural transformation of gender power relations. Nevertheless, government recognition of domestic violence as a serious violent crime marked a significant historical moment in domestic violence discourse.

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