Empirical studies of civil protection orders in intimate violence: A review of the literature
Civil protection order, Domestic violence, Intimate violence, Restraining order
Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Treatment
Intimate violence has become a high priority on the nation's public policy agenda. However, the research on victims of intimate violence and intervention by the civil justice system is scant. The research which has been conducted is limited by purposive sampling and is primarily qualitative. This article reviews the literature on the civil justice system's intervention in intimate violence cases, categorizes the research, describes its strengths and weaknesses, and suggests ways of operationalizing the variable "effectiveness" regarding civil protection orders.
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Capshew, Thomas F. and McNeece, C. Aaron, "Empirical studies of civil protection orders in intimate violence: A review of the literature" (2000). Faculty Publications. 3685.