Family Violence Issues

FVI3005Family and Criminal Legal Systems 3 ch

An overview of: family violence legal issues pertaining to: (a) family law - e.g., custody; access; mediation; supervised visitation; requirements to report abuse; legal aid; peace bonds; police protection; enforcement of family court orders; separation and divorce; (b) the criminal justice system - e.g., implications of criminalization of abuse; role of police; mandatory charging; informing spouse about release of abuser; process through justice system of survivor; witness impact statements; role of probation officer; probation period. 

Prerequisite: Six credit hours from FVI 2001, FVI 2002, FVI 2003 (or SOCI 1563); or permission of the instructor.