Legal interventions in family violence research findings and policy implications.

Topics covered include children's testimony, prosecution of child abuse and neglect cases, sentencing, elder abuse, civil protection orders, arrest, prosecution and defense, treatment.

Other Authors: National Institute of Justice (U.S.),, American Bar Association,, American Bar Association. Section of Criminal Justice., American Bar Association. Commission on Domestic Violence.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Washington, DC : U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, [1998]
Physical Description: viii, 78 pages ; 28 cm.
Series: Research report (National Institute of Justice (U.S.))
Table of Contents:
  • Ch. 1. Research on legal interventions in child maltreatment cases
  • Children's testimony
  • Prosecution of child abuse and neglect cases
  • Sentencing
  • Impact of domestic violence on children's behavior
  • Ch. 2. Research on legal interventions in elder abuse cases
  • Coordination and collaboration
  • Recommendations to state courts
  • Ch. 3. Research on legal interventions in domestic violence cases
  • Batterer and victim characteristics
  • Civil protection orders
  • Arrest
  • Prosecution and defense
  • Court-ordered treatment
  • Statistical reports on family violence.