This is the fully revised and updated Third Edition of one of the top books on domestic violence. Eve S Buzawa and Carl G Buzawa have incorporated a wealth of new empirical research on how the criminal justice system's responses to domestic violence have changed in the seven years since the last edition was written. Domestic Violence is unique in that it places an emphasis on the victim's perspective: the needs, preferences and satisfaction for intervention, as well as the impact of interventions. Domestic Violence examines the victim diversity and how this effects their needs, preferences, and attitudes, as well as their service needs and interventions. It also highlights the diversity among batterers and how this impacts the efficacy of various intervention strategies. It provides an analysis of where innovative programmes have had mixed or inconclusive results, as well as where major strides in research and treatment have been made. This New Edition is multidisciplinary and will be of interest to academics and students in social work, domestic violence and health administration and policy.
Eve S. Buzawa is Professor and Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts -- Lowell. She received her B.A. from the University of Rochester (1973) and Ph.D. (1979) from Michigan State University in criminal justice. She is a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences. She previously served as a member of the Executive Board of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and as President of the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences. Professor Buzawa has written primarily in the areas of domestic violence and policing. She is the author of Domestic Violence: The Criminal Justice Response (with Carl Buzawa) and Domestic Violence: The Changing Criminal Justice Response. She also is an active researcher and has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on numerous large scale federal research projects through the Department of Justice. As a result of her research, she has served as an expert witness in a variety of civil rights and equal protection cases involving police policies and practices. Carl G. Buzawa is an attorney in private practice and a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts ---Lowell. He received his B.A. from the University of Rochester, his M.A. from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. With Eve Buzawa, he is the coauthor of numerous books and articles on the topic of domestic violence.