Negotiating Domestic Violence: Police, Criminal Justice and Victims
Author: Carolyn Hoyle
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: August 24, 2000
In the early 1990s policy changes were introduced in the UK in an attempt to increase arrest rates in domestic violence cases. This book examines the criminal justice response to this prevalent form of violence in the light of these changes. In particular, the book discusses the needs and expectations of victims, and how their choices impact on decisions made by police and prosecutors.