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The Current State of Domestic Violence Courts in the United States, 2007

National Center for State Courts White Paper Series

40 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2008  

Donald E. Shelton

Criminology and Criminal Justice Program

Date Written: Febraury 23, 2007

Abstract

This paper is an effort to collect, update and catalog a list of specialized domestic violence courts in the United States. Such problem-solving courts dedicated to domestic violence cases have been in existence for well over ten years and the last published collection of domestic violence courts appeared in 2000. It does not purport to be a totally comprehensive compilation of existing domestic violence courts but reflects the best available investigation that could be conducted in the parameters of this study.Initially it is a review the history of domestic violence courts It then describes and defines the various models that have been used across the country. The third section sets the framework for the study with a description of the 2000 compilation. The results of the study, and the contents of the table, are described in the fourth section of the report

Keywords: domestic violence, courts, specialized courts

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Shelton, Donald E., The Current State of Domestic Violence Courts in the United States, 2007 (Febraury 23, 2007). National Center for State Courts White Paper Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1163228

Donald Shelton (Contact Author)

Criminology and Criminal Justice Program ( email )

Dearborn, MI 48128
United States

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