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Negotiating Domestic Violence

Police, Criminal Justice, and Victims

Carolyn Hoyle

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • This book examines many of the questions which are often asked about this subject, including how women, as victims of domestic violence are treated by the system, and why they so often request assistance from the police and then withdraw their complaint
  • The book looks in detail at the police response to domestic violence and the subsequent handling of cases by the Crown Prosecution Service, as well as at the position of the victim. The result is a very different and exceptionally balanced picture of the situation
  • The author has compiled an unusually large amount of empirical information from many varied sources including interviews with victims, the police and offenders

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