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Punishing violence, Antonia Cretney and Gwynn Davis

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Summary
It is a common perception that violent crime is on the increase and social surveys record a growing fear of victimization among the public. Yet not all violence is criminalized, and much criminal violence still goes unreported. Punishing Violence examines the series of decisions - by victims, police officers, prosecutors and courts - which determine whether or not violent behaviour is criminalized. Antonia Cretney and Gwynn Davis examine the relationships underpinning violence, the reasons for violent acts and the factors militating against successful court prosecutions. In do
Table Of Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1 Introduction; A different kind of monitoring; Research method; 2 The Reality of assault; Sex; Age; Race; Lifestyle; Predictors; Assault archetypes; 3 Harm and reporting; Tolerance of violence; Assaults in a 'domestic' context; Reporting; 4 The victim and the police; The significance of the 'complaint'; Seriousness and the limits of police discretion; 5 The police and the demands of the legal process; The demands of the prosecution process; The mechanics of detecting assault; Witnesses
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed.
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (235 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781280321917

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