BCJ 450 Domestic Violence

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BCJ 450 Domestic Violence

3 Semester Units

Domestic Violence serves as an introduction to the field of family violence. It focuses on the criminal justice perspective, bringing together the causes and consequences of family violence and the criminal justice response.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explore the early social-legal history of family violence.
  • Discuss the value of research to understanding family violence.
  • Assess the consequences of family violence on subsequent juvenile behaviors.
  • Critique domestic violence protection orders, along with examples of available remedies allowed by the states.


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