Semester Hours:3Once a Year
Examining theories and empirical research, this course explores legal, political, social and medical perspectives on the etiology of domestic violence and abuse in the United States. It highlights the role of the criminal justice system and other institutions in both alleviating and perpetuating violence against women. In addition, it emphasizes individual and collective strategies to end domestic violence, especially the role of community-based organizations. Although the primary focus of the course is the United States, the complexity of domestic violence in a global context is also outlined.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.