Gendered Justice: Intimate Partner Violence and the Criminal Justice System

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011 - Social Science - 236 pages
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Gendered Justice takes a unique, multi-layered look at the various elements that factor into our understanding of domestic violence and how the criminal justice system handles situations of domestic violence. The book focuses primarily on the role of gender, but also considers socio-economic status, race, age, education, and the relationship between the victim and criminal. Illustrated with case studies throughout, the book introduces major themes, such as the social construction of gender and victimology, as well as topics such as the portrayal of intimate partner violence in the media and how it shapes our understanding of violence.

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Venessa Garcia is assistant professor of criminal justice at Kean University. She is the editor ofFemale Crime Victims.
Patrick McManimon is assistant professor and graduate program coordinator of criminal justice at Kean University. He previously worked as a warden and other administrative positions in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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