Nancy K. D. Lemon Domestic Violence Law

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Domestic Violence Law

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This softcover volume presents an overview of the policy issues related to domestic violence law. Through articles, book excerpts, cases, and statutes, the author encourages discussion of the legal system’s role in domestic violence situations. Topics range from basic issues, such as spousal and child abuse, to highly controversial issues, including gay and lesbian battering and victims as criminal defendants. Ideal as a textbook for domestic violence courses or as a supplemental text in other types of classes.

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Lemon (Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley) has worked in the domestic violence field full time since 1980, in many different roles. She was a staff attorney at several domestic violence agencies, dealing with hundreds of victims of domestic violence. She has trained hundreds of police, prosecutors, social workers, judges, advocates, custody evaluators, and others. She's written or assisted with the writing of many domestic violence laws; done consulting and speaking on this topic internationally; testified many times as a domestic violence expert in court; written several curricula for judges and court personnel. She is the assistant editor for Domestic Violence Report, the most widely read and useful newsletter on this topic.

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A unique and comprehensive collection of domestic violence law sources including published appellate cases and law review articles, but also selections from the fields of sociology,psychology and anthropology. Samples of current legislation, Congressional memoranda, restraining order forms and articles from the popular press, including newsletters and brochures from hard-to-obtain sources are included. Nancy Lemon has taught this course for almost ten years and has written many pioneering pieces of legislation in this area. The materials are comprehensive in examining different points of view on the subject of domestic violence and law. They help the student explore the tension between theory and practice, a critical point in teaching this subject. An historical perspective is given so that students can see both the ways the laws have changed over the last century and also the ways they have not changed. Domestic Violence Law lends itself to discussions of the role of the attorney in crafting the law, not simply following it. Designed principally for law students, Domestic Violence Law has much of value for women's rights and battered women advocates, and any interested non-specialist general reader as well. -- Midwest Book Review

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