Greater recognition and awareness of the severity and pervasiveness of domestic violence has prompted calls for change in how this issue is addressed in our society. In recent decades, legislation and policy changes have been initiated across North America to improve the response to domestic and intimate partner violence. These changes have occurred within the criminal and civil justice system and include such things as the introduction of specialized courts, pro-arrest policies, changes in criminal court procedures, and protection order legislation. This session invites papers that examine identified trends and impacts associated with these and other legislative and policy changes.
Session Organizer and Chair: Cheryl Fraehlich, PhD, University of Manitoba, email@example.com
Session Code: LSSP3