ERIC Number: ED172051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
The Victim Advocate.
National District Attorneys Association, Chicago, IL.
Violence in the family, particularly assault by husbands upon wives (often referred to as wife beating), is a social crisis to which much attention has been drawn by the women's movement. Results of numerous studies indicate that spouse assault rarely occurs as an isolated violent episode, but more often follows a pattern in which attacks by the male spouse increase in both severity and frequency if unchecked. The role of the prosecutor in spouse assault cases is limited. It is, however, within the purview of that office to make recommendations and changes in administrative and legal procedures to permit the victims a choice of remedies in addition to, or as alternatives to, prosecution. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National District Attorneys Association, Chicago, IL.