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Structural Racism, the Criminal Justice System, and Violence Against Women: Literature Review

Published: March, 2003| Gavin Kearney

Literature on domestic violence, the criminal justice system, and race/ethnicity all discuss a number of problems with using the criminal justice system to address domestic violence. This article… View this resource

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The Evolution of Domestic Violence Theory and Law Reform Efforts in the United States

Published: September, 2000| Loretta Frederick

Criminal justice system intervention in domestic violence cases takes place in the context of more than two decades of organizing and legislative change. This history has repercussions for today's… View this resource

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Crime Victim Compensation: Policy Paper Series

Published: February, 2000| Barbara Hart, Esq.

This paper examines the context and gives an overview of the Victims of Crime Act; also considers policy implications. View this resource

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Specialized Criminal Domestic Violence Courts

Published: October, 1998| Julie Helling

The National Center for State Courts surveyed courts by mail in 1998 and received approximately 200 responses indicating that the court had some type of specialized procedures for domestic violence… View this resource

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Women Veterans and Intimate Partner Violence: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Published: April, 2014| Megan R. Gerber, Katherine M. Iverson, Melissa E. Dichter

This article, published by the Journal of Women's Health, discusses women veterans unique risk factors for experiencing IPV, health sequelae and healthcare utilization, and clinical and policy… View this resource

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Responding to the Needs of Women Veterans Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Published: January, 2013| National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women

This paper highlights the unique experiences and needs of women veterans who become justice-involved and offers a gender and trauma-informed approach that criminal justice practitioners can use to… View this resource

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Way Off Base: An Argument Against Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Veterans Treatment Courts

Published: September, 2012| Pamela Kravetz

This journal article, published by the Veterans Law Review, argues that there are serious safety and ethical concerns when intimate partner violence cases are heard in a veterans court model.… View this resource

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Practical Considerations for Parenting Interventions for Men who Batter

Published: June, 2012| Katreena Scott, Fernando Mederos

This Applied Research paper provides an overview of the practical considerations related to parenting interventions programs for men who batter. These include questions about program length and… View this resource

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Veterans' Courts and Criminal Responsibility: A Problem Solving History & Approach to the Liminality of Combat Trauma

Published: November, 2010| Justin G. Holbrook

This legal research paper explores the history of combat-related trauma as a medical and psychological condition requiring specialized diagnosis, reviews combat-related trauma within the social… View this resource

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Veterans and the Justice System: the Next Forensic Frontier

Published: June, 2010| Debra A. Pinals

This article, published by the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, suggests that it is increasingly critical for forensic psychiatrists to develop skills and knowledge related… View this resource

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Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Brief "Veterans' Courts"

Published: November, 2009| Mark A. Levin

This policy brief discusses the problem of incarcerated veterans, what Veterans Courts are, the role of victims in these programs, the purpose of these court programs, and support for them. View this resource

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Combat Veterans, Mental Health Issues, and the Death Penalty: Addressing the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

Published: May, 2009| Anthony E. Giardino

This article, published by the Fordham Law Review, argues that combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury at the time of their offenses should not be… View this resource

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Veterans Treatment Courts Developing Throughout the Nation

Published: January, 2009| Judge Robert Russell

In this article Judge Robert Russell, the founder of the first Veterans Treatment Court, explores the need for Veterans Treatment Courts, how the Buffalo VTC operates, and the social and economic… View this resource