Friday, June 26, 2015
Donna Coker and Ahjane Macquoid (University of Miami School of Law and Independent) have posted Alternative U.S. Responses to Intimate Partner Violence (in COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (Rashmi Goel and Leigh Goodmark eds. 2015) Oxford University Press, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The crime-centric approaches that characterize the dominant U.S. response to intimate partner violence (IPV) fail to adequately address the structural inequalities that create and maintain IPV and, simultaneously, often increases state control of people who are structurally vulnerable – poor women and men, particularly women and men of color, LGBT individuals and undocumented immigrants.
But the dominant picture is not the whole picture. There are service providers and activists who labor to provide alternative programs and approaches.