Restorative Justice for Domestic Violence Victims

Restorative Justice for Domestic Violence Victims : An Integrated Approach to Their Hunger for Healing

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Using both qualitative and quantitative data and methodologies, Restorative Justice for Domestic Violence Victims illuminates the complex nature of intimate partner violence and of its victims' lives. In the process, Marilyn Fernandez makes a convincing case for introducing restorative justice principled programs in the domestic violence arena and pushes the boundaries of existing theoretical and service models for domestic violence.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 206 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739115537
  • 9780739115534
  • 1,277,570

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Hunger for Healing - Is There a Role for Introducing Restorative Justice Principles in Domestic Violence Services? Chapter 2. From Domestic Violence to Restorative Justice in Domestic ViolenceServices: Methodologies and Analyses Plans Chapter 3. Portrait of the Battered Women - Potential for Restorative Justice Intervention Chapter 4. Power & Control Dynamics in the Batterer-Battered Relationships Chapter 5. Help Seeking Patterns: Are Women Victims or Survivors? Chapter 6. How Well do Extant Domestic Violence Services Serve Survivors? Some Restorative Justice Implications Chapter 7. A Hunger for Healing and Closure: A Case for Restorative Justice Approaches in Domestic Violence Services Chapter 8 Appendix #1 Interview Schedule for the Qualitative Interviews Chapter 9 Appendix #2 Survey Instrument for the Domestic Violence Service Utilization Survey
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Review quote

Marilyn Fernandez does an exceptionally good job of navigating the very controversial landscape of the interface between restorative justice and family violence. Restorative Justice for Domestic Violence Victims: A Supplemental Approach to Their Hunger for Healing is very timely and compelling, particularly since it represents an empirical approach to the topic that is grounded in the actual stories of a diverse range of survivors. Fernandez is appropriately cautious and offers very clear guidelines that outline core principles that cannot be compromised in a restorative justice based domestic violence program. Neither a quick fix nor a one-size-fits-all approach is put forth. Rather, a range of options that can supplement the court process and support survivor's hunger for healing is offered. This is a must read for all in the restorative justice and domestic violence fields. -- Mark Umbreit, Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at University of Minnesota Restorative Justice for Domestic Violence Victims takes the reader on an important journey through the lives of battered women. Guided by their voices, we are led to a surprising outcome and even a pathway toward healing. An enlightening and exciting read, the proposals hold great promise for those recovering from violence. -- Linda G. Mills, New York University
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About Marilyn Fernandez

Marilyn Fernandez is professor of sociology at Santa Clara University.
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