Marking the culmination of a three-year research programme focused on the incidence of domestic violence in Leicester, this study examines the levels of violence, the characteristics of the protagonists and the nature of complaints. It also looks at the policies applied and the problems faced by those enforcing the law. The book sets the findings in the context of the present policies on protection of victims of domestic violenc, the problems they face and proposals for reform.
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