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Domestic Violence: Legal and Social Reality

D. Kelly Weisberg

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  • ISBN: 9780735508637

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    Domestic Violence: Legal and Social Reality features cases, statutes, notes, interdisciplinary materials, narratives, problems, and a particular sensitivity to the victim’s perspective as well as issues of race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation.

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    Page Count 888
    Published 04/13/2012
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    Summary of Contents

    PART I. INTRODUCTION

    Chapter 1. Social and Historical Perspective: Evolution of the Right of Privacy

    Chapter 2. Characteristics of Domestic Violence

    Chapter 3. Influential Factors

    Chapter 4. Specific Types of Abuse

    PART II. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESPONSE

    Chapter 5. Law Enforcement Response

    Chapter 6. Domestic Violence as a Crime: State Legislative Response

    Chapter 7. Judicial Response

    Chapter 8. Federal Criminal Response

    PART III. CIVIL LAW RESPONSE

    Chapter 9. Protection Orders

    Chapter 10. Tort Remedies

    Chapter 11. Family Law: Marriage and Divorce

    Chatper 12. Family Law: Child Custody

    Chapter 13. Discrimination Against Victims

    PART IV. LEGAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES

    Chapter 14. Legal Services

    Chapter 15. Social Services

  • Author Information

    D. Kelly Weisberg

    Professor of Law at University of California, Hastings, D. Kelly Weisberg is a lawyer and sociologist. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, from which she also earned a Ph.D. in sociology in 1976. She received her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1979, where she was a member of the California Law Review. Before joining the Hastings faculty in 1982, she worked at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, where she conducted legal research on the rights of children during the International Year of the Child. She has taught at Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Boston University, and Hebrew University, Jerusalem (where she was a Lady Davis Fellow). For the Spring semester 2010, she holds the Hurst Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

    Her research interests focus on issues in family law and children and the law. She has participated in federally-funded studies of juvenile parole, juvenile prostitution, family violence, and sexual exploitation of children. She served as a consultant for the American Bar Association, Women on Law Faculties Study, and for the American Justice Institute, National Juvenile Justice Assessment Center, for a study of child abuse. She testified before the Senate Subcommittee of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, on the relationship between runaway behavior and juvenile prostitution.

    She teaches Family Law, Children and the Law, and Wills and Trusts. She is the author of several law review articles and books, including Child, Family, State: Cases and Materials on Children and the Law (co-authored with Robert H. Mnookin) (Aspen Publishers, 5th ed. 2005); Adoption and Assisted Reproduction: Families Under Construction (co-authored with Susan F. Appleton)(Aspen Publishers, 2009); The Birth of Surrogacy in Israel (University Press of Florida, 2005); Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials (co-authored with Susan F. Appleton) (Aspen Publishers, 4th ed. 2009); and Applications of Feminist Legal Theory to Women's Lives (Temple University Press, 1996).

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