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LAWS 4476 Domestic Violence and the Law (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Courts have increasingly become the forum for responding to issues of domestic violence. This course provides the historical and social context of battering, explains the dynamics of battering relationships and the psychological effects of trauma on battered women and children, discusses civil and criminal law issues arising out of battery, and examines the use of expert testimony as a method of presenting battered women's claims in court.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17