Public Policy and Domestic Violence
Hudson Valley offers a cutting-edge course discussing
current public policies and legislation for domestic violence.
This course is applicable to people in the law enforcement, criminal
justice and counseling fields, or to students with this area of interest. For more information, contact Ann Geisendorfer at (518) 629-7342
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Policy and Domestic Violence Course Description
This course will examine the specific problem of adult domestic
violence from a public policy perspective. The nature, extent, dynamics
and impacts of violence in intimate relationships will be analyzed
in light of specific government responses to the problem. Executive,
legislative and judicial (criminal and civil) policies will be explored
from historical and political perspectives. Specific agency policies
(police, family court, district attorney, probation, corrections,
social services, emergency room/healthcare, mental health, etc.)
will be analyzed in terms of their effectiveness in stopping the
violence and contributing to a coordinated, community response.