This memo is part of an inter-agency Blueprint for interventions in domestic assault related criminal cases. It specifies how practitioners should adjust their interventions when the suspect\defendant is an ongoing victim of coercive controlling domestic abuse.
By McMahon and Ellen Pence, Violence Against Women, Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2003
Shamita Das Dasgupta, Ph.D., DVS February 2001
This article reviews current research on domestic violence by women and attempts to answer two questions: (a) Are women who assault their heterosexual partners different from male batterers? If so, (b) how are they different from male batterers? Pertinent studies have been categorized as research promoting gender symmetry of intimate abuse, research claiming women’s violence toward abusive male partners as self-defense and/or retaliatory action, and research focusing on multiple corollaries of women’s violence. The ecological nested model is recommended for research, so the full context is taken into account to understand women’s use of violence.
By Jeffrey P. Greipp, Toolsi Gowin Meisner and Douglas J, Miles
(Clicking this link will take you to the webpage where this PDF can be downloaded and viewed.) This publication focuses on cases involving victims of battering charged with crimes committed against their abusers. These cases are particularly challenging to prosecutors because they usually involve prosecuting someone who is actually the victim of the complaining witness’ ongoing abuse. While there may be enough evidence to go forward to secure a conviction doing so may not achieve any of the prosecutors goals; deterrence, public safety and justice.
By Ellen Pence & Shamita Das Dasgupta June 20, 2006
This article examines the origin and history of the concept of “domestic violence” and distinguishes between domestic violence and battering. It recognizes that batterer intervention cannot occur without an analysis of the distinctly different forms of intimate partner violence.
This monograph tells the story of how city prosecutors, battered women’s advocates, and other practitioners in Duluth’s criminal justice system came together to address the unique issues presented by domestic violence defendants who are also battered women. This monograph also offers a firsthand look at how institutional change can happen in the criminal justice system.