Domestic Violence

Elective Course
Course Number: LAW 522
Credits: 2

This class explores the historical, legal, cultural, and social aspects of domestic violence. Domestic violence has been part of our culture since the founding of the country. The concept of domestic violence as a social problem has only recently gained recognition, primarily through the work of the battered women’s movement. The class focuses on the criminal justice system response to domestic violence, with particular emphasis on prosecution and defense of domestic violence offenses.