Gendered Justice: Intimate Partner Violence and the Criminal Justice System

Gendered Justice: Intimate Partner Violence and the Criminal Justice System
Author: Venessa Garcia
Language English
Pages: 192
ISBN10: 0742566455
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
ISBN13: 9780742566453
Published: July 10th 2012 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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.