Domestic violence law

Weisberg, D. Kelly, author

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  • Creator D. Kelly Weisberg, professor of law, Hastings College of the Law, University of California
  • Format Books
  • Publication St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2019] ©2019
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xxi, 540 pages ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9781634591584, 1634591585
  • OCLC on1079909332


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: social and legal historical context -- Characteristics of domestic violence -- Influential factors: dimensions and contexts -- High lethality crimes: strangulation, stalking, sexual assault -- High lethality crimes: separation abuse, pet abuse, and murder-suicide -- Other types of abuse: reproductive control, financial abuse, psychological abuse -- Law enforcement response -- Domestic violence as a crime: state legislative responses -- Criminal defenses -- Evidentiary issues -- Federal criminal law -- Civil protection orders -- Tort remedies -- Domestic violence in the context of dating, marriage, and divorce -- Parenting and domestic violence -- Discrimination against victims
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