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Legislation and Policy: Violence Against Women Act (3 cr)
LAW 610
When the United States Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act in 1994, it was a landmark piece of legislation that was the first comprehensive law to acknowledge the problem of domestic and sexual violence against women, and to devote resources to victim protection and assistance. This course will examine the act’s legislative history and the effects of implementation. Particular attention will be paid to how criminal justice practitioners in federal and state courts, including criminal and civil attorneys, law enforcement, and judges, work together to improve the systemic response to intimate partner violence. The policy implications and ongoing challenges will also be discussed.

Taught By:
Lynn Levey