First published in 1997, this book marks a culmination of a three year research programme focused upon the incidence of domestic violence in Leicester. The study examined the levels of violence, the details of applicants and respondents and the nature of complaints, as well as the policies applied and the problems faced by those enforcing the law. The books sets the findings in the context of the policies on protection of victims of domestic violence, the problems they face and protection after 1997.
This book will be of interest to those studying law, social work, sociology and women’s studies.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Table of Cases; Table of Statutes; 1. The Extent of Domestic Violence 2. What is Domestic Violence? 3. Civil Protection Before 1997 4. Protection after 1997 5. The Policing of Domestic Violence 6. Prosecution of Domestic Violence; Appendix I: Family Law Act 1996; Appendix II: Protection from Harassment Act 1997; Index