The vigorous efforts of advocates to help victims of domestic violence have resulted in the criminalization of domestic violence in the United States and in various countries around the world. However, research studies indicate mixed success in the protection of victims through the use of the legal system. This study examines the experiences of 16 victims/survivors and their perspectives on the criminal justice system's (CJS) response to domestic violence through in-depth interviews throughout the state of Arizona. This comparative study analyzes the experiences of U.S.
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- Women's Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Criminal Justice
- Domestic Violence
- Victims of family violence--Arizona.
- Victims of family violence
- Abused women--Arizona.
- Abused women
- Hispanic American women--Arizona.
- Hispanic American women
- Women immigrants--Arizona.
- Women immigrants
- Family violence--Arizona.
- Family violence
- Criminal justice, Administration of--Arizona.
- Criminal justice, Administration of
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-144)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Justice studies