Previously the only book in the field that provided a strong focus on the criminal justice system's responses to domestic violence, this new edition has been expanded to also provide a comprehensive overview of public and non-profit social service ...
and healthcare services and interventions. This book covers both the victim's and the offender's perspective and discusses the needs, preferences and satisfaction for intervention, as well as the impact of interventions. The diversity in victims is also examined, suggesting that this not only impacts their needs, preferences, and attitudes, but also differentially impacts service needs and impact of interventions. Attention is also given to the diversity among offenders and how this impacts the efficacy of various intervention strategies. This new edition has also been expanded to include more student-friendly material: end-of-chapter summaries and review questions, "Best Practices" sidebars, victim and offender case studies, and interviews with figures in the field.