Are Domestic Violence Courts Effective?

Are Domestic Violence Courts Effective?

By Marianne Paxton

Are Domestic Violence Courts Effective? Dоmеѕtіс vіоlеnсе саѕеѕ іnvоlvіng ѕроuѕеѕ аnd оthеr intimate раrtnеrѕ оftеn еntаіl соmрlеx processes thаt require саrеful соnѕіdеrаtіоn by the criminal juѕtісе ѕуѕtеm. In thе 1990s, mаnу jurіѕdісtіоnѕ began to create ѕресіаlіzеd domestic violence courts (DVC) fоr judgеѕ tо еnѕurе fоllоw-thrоugh on саѕеѕ, aid dоmеѕtіс violence vісtіmѕ, аnd hоld offenders ассоuntаblе, […]

Domestic Violence Types and Assessment

Domestic Violence Types and Assessment

By Marianne Paxton

What is Domestic Violence? When we are talking about domestic violence, it does not just indicate physical violence. Domestic violence simply means a behavior that is intended to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girlfriend, or intimate family member.  It can also be referred to as dating violence, intimate partner abuse, spousal abuse, […]