940 Domestic Violence - §004, Fall 2012

Categories: Criminal Law Family Law

Instructor(s) Meuer, Teresa

Course focuses on state and federal laws, policy and practices impacting victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. Topics examined include dynamics of domestic abuse; restraining orders; mandatory arrest law via law enforcement, prosecution & sentencing responses; batterers treatment; battered women who kill & the battered women syndrome; family law, including custody/physical placement, relocation, mediation, effects on children who witness violence; Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); domestic abuse against the elderly; and welfare reform. Class involves papers, observation of injunction hearings and interactive exercises.

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