Dealing with the interface between the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) movement and the phenomenon of domestic violence against women, this book examines the phenomenon of divorce disputes involving violence through the prism of ‘alternative justice’ and the dispute resolution mechanisms offered by the ADR movement.
Offering alternative, unbiased and sometimes controversial views, theories, and current research, the editors, along with renowned contributors in the field, provide new treatment options that encompass a wide range of gender dynamics.
This book examines new justice practices for victims that are being used in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand." "These informal, dialogue-based practices, referred to as "restorative justice," seek to decrease the role of the state in responding to crime, and increase the involvement of communities in meeting the needs of victims and offenders.
Restorative Justice for Domestic Violence Victims uses a rich and detailed set of interviews and complementary survey data to make a strong case for introducing restorative justice principles into the existing menu of services for victims of domestic violence.