New PDF release: A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

By Leigh Goodmark

ISBN-10: 0814732224

ISBN-13: 9780814732229

ISBN-10: 1479858579

ISBN-13: 9781479858576

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The improvement of a criminal regime to wrestle household violence within the usa has been lauded as one of many feminist movement’s maximum triumphs. yet, Leigh Goodmark argues, the ensuing process is deeply mistaken in ways in which hinder it from aiding many girls subjected to abuse. the present criminal reaction to family violence is excessively thinking about actual violence; this slender definition of abuse fails to supply security from behaviors which are profoundly destructive, together with mental, fiscal, and reproductive abuse. The method makes use of obligatory regulations that deny girls subjected to abuse autonomy and company, substituting the state’s priorities for women’s ambitions.  

A afflicted Marriage is a provocative exploration of ways the felony system’s reaction to family violence built, why that reaction is defective, and what we should always do to alter it.  Goodmark argues for an anti-essentialist process, which might outline abuse and allocate energy in a fashion responsive to the reviews, objectives, wishes and priorities of person girls. Theoretically wealthy but conversational, A Marriage imagines a criminal approach according to anti-essentialist rules and indicates how one can glance past the procedure to aid girls locate justice and monetary balance, interact males within the fight to finish abuse, and improve neighborhood responsibility for abuse.

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