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Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors and Courts Aren’t Doing to Protect America’s Women: A Discussion with the Authors
March 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This webinar is hosted by the Battered Women’s Justice Project and is open to the public.
This webinar will discuss how court systems across the country, instead of protecting victims of abuse, are actually abetting batterers. The authors will discuss the evolution of criminal justice response to domestic violence from “prying open courthouse (back) doors”, to criminalizing domestic violence, encouraging arrests, and prosecuting and sentencing abusers. Jessica and Andrew Klein’s analysis of many jurisdictions shows that the real problem in preventing domestic violence lies in criminal justice agencies’ commitment, rather than their ability to do the job.
Andrew Klein and Jessica Klein, authors of Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors and Courts Aren’t Doing to Protect America’s Women.