In recent years, feminists have worked hard to pressure society and the criminal justice system into taking domestic violence seriously. These efforts have resulted in more government funding and increased services to victims. In addition, there have also been legal and policy reforms which have affected the way cases are handled in the criminal justice system. This article reports on research on the reactions to those reforms by those most directly affected by them, the victims themselves and those who provide services to them.
Bohmer, Carol; Brandt, Jennifer; Bronson, Denise; and Hartnett, Helen
"Domestic Violence Law Reforms: Reactions from the Trenches,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 29
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol29/iss3/5