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Prosecuting domestic violence : a philosophical analysis

Prosecuting domestic violence : a philosophical analysis

Author: Michelle Madden Dempsey
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford monographs on criminal law and criminal justice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides a philosophical investigation of the criminal prosecution of domestic violence. It features a theoretical framework for understanding ongoing debates regarding the criminal justice system's response to domestic violence.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dempsey, Michelle Madden, 1970-
Prosecuting domestic violence.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)622277318
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Madden Dempsey
ISBN: 9780199562169 0199562164
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 243546243
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Awards: Winner of RUNNER-UP FOR THE SLS PETER BIRKS PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP 2009.
Description: xv, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Some preliminary considerations: Introduction --
Wrong turns on the way to an answer --
pt. II. A fresh start: Prosecutors : what they are and what they do --
Prosecutorial action and value --
Reasons for prosecutors --
pt. III. Considering domestic violence : What counts as domestic violence? --
Patriarchy --
Domestic-violence prosecution : justification and effectiveness --
Victims and prosecutions --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Oxford monographs on criminal law and criminal justice.
Responsibility: Michelle Madden Dempsey.

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