TITLE

Analyzing the Impact of Coercion on Domestic Violence Victims: How Much is Too Much?

AUTHOR(S)
Kuennen, Tamara L.
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice;2007, Vol. 22, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores factors of coercion that affect the decision making of domestic violence victims. A review of the works by scholars and activists about the role of coercion in domestic violence and their diversity is presented. According to the author, prosecutors are pursuing domestic violence cases even without the support of victims who are being coerced to drop the case. The author concludes that courts should consider the way in which coercion affects a victim's volition.
ACCESSION #
32062139

 

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