Domestic Violence

Prior to the 1970s, domestic violence in America was widely viewed as a private matter in which public intervention was inappropriate except under the most extreme circumstances. Over the past several decades, however, domestic violence has been increasingly perceived and responded to by the public as a criminal matter. Take a detailed look at patterns and trends in domestic violence in contemporary America, explore theoretical perspectives about its causes, and examine the domestic violence reform movement, paying special attention to research that tries to assess the actual effectiveness of criminal justice reforms in reducing domestic violence. Part of the Criminal Justice Studies Certificate.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
Criminal Justice/Sociology
Sociology
Number: 
SOCIOL 395K
Semester: 
Winter 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Thursday, December 28, 2017
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