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A troubled marriage : domestic violence and the legal system

Author: Leigh Goodmark
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A provocative exploration of how the legal system's response to domestic violence developed, why that response is flawed, and what we should do to change it.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Goodmark
ISBN: 9780814732229 0814732224
OCLC Number: 1041611796
Description: 254 p.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Developing the Legal Response 2 Defining Domestic Violence 3 Deconstructing the Victim 4 Separation 5 Mandatory Interventions 6 Reframing Domestic Violence Law and Policy: Anti-Essentialist Principles 7 A Reconstructed Legal System 8 Beyond the Law Notes Bibliography Index About the Author
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"She uses both theory and legal case studies to build her narrative: it is an effective strategy, one that makes Goodmark's criticism of the current legal system convincing." -Women's Studies Journal Read more...

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