Global Responses to Domestic Violence

Editors: Buzawa, Eve S., Buzawa, Carl (Eds.)

  • Provides international, comparative views on domestic violence
    Presents nuanced cultural and regional analysis of domestic violence and violence against women
    Explores innovative approaches to understanding, preventing, and solving domestic violence

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This volume addresses the varied response to domestic violence in a comparative, international context.  The chapters are laid out in a consistent format, to cover: the nature of the domestic violence problem, theoretical explanations, the criminal justice response, as well as health care and social service interventions in each country. The intent of the book is to provide an introduction to the attitudes and responses to domestic violence in various regions, to provide meaningful comparisons and share information on best practices for different populations and regions.

There are considerable variations to domestic violence approaches across cultures and regions. In some places, it is considered a “private” or “family” matter, which can help it perpetuate. At the same time, the United States’ approach to domestic violence has been criticized by some as being too focused on the criminal justice system, rather than other types of interventions which aim to keep families intact.

This comprehensive work aims to highlight innovative approaches from several regions, important cultural sensitivities and concerns, and provide analysis to identify the strengths and weakness of various approaches. This work will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, as well as related fields who deal with domestic violence and violence against women, including sociology and social work, and international justice. Practitioners and policymakers will also find it informative.

About the authors

Eve S. Buzawa is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester and her Master's and Doctoral degrees from the School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University. Dr. Buzawa’s research interests and publications encompass a wide range of issues pertaining to policing, domestic violence, and violence against women. She has authored and edited numerous books and monographs. Recent publications include Violence against Women in Families and Relationships: Making and Breaking Connections, a 4 volume set, (Co-Editorwith Evan Stark, 2009), and the fourth edition of her book, Domestic Violence: The Criminal Justice Response is currently is forthcoming. She has also served as a Principal Investigator on several federally funded research projects as well as directing numerous state funded research and training projects.

She is Past President of the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, Past President of the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, and past Board Member for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Evolution of Efforts to Combat Domestic Violence

    Buzawa, Eve S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • ‘Bridging the Divide’: An Interview with Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

    Manjoo, Rashida (et al.)

    Pages 21-39

  • Making Domestic Violence a Crime: Situating the Criminal Justice Response in Canada

    Fraser, Jennifer

    Pages 41-59

  • The Evolution of the Response to Domestic Violence in the United States

    Buzawa, Eve S. (et al.)

    Pages 61-86

  • Responses to Domestic Violence in Germany in a European Context

    Hagemann-White, Carol

    Pages 87-105

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56721-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56719-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Responses to Domestic Violence
Editors
  • Eve S. Buzawa
  • Carl Buzawa
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56721-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56721-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56719-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 319
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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