A specialized domestic violence court in South Carolina

An example of procedural justice for victims and defendants

Angela R. Gover, Eve M Brank, John M. MacDonald

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Abstract

The current research details interviews with 50 victims and 50 defendants who participated in a specialized criminal domestic violence court in Lexington County, South Carolina. These victims and defendants indicated satisfaction with their court experiences, thought the process allowed them to voice their views, felt they were treated with respect, and were generally satisfied with the outcome of their cases. Court observations and interviews with court personnel confirmed that this court has successfully incorporated victims and defendants into the decision-making process while also providing a fair system to address the issue of violence against women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-626
Number of pages24
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Procedural justice
  • Specialized domestic violence courts

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  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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A specialized domestic violence court in South Carolina : An example of procedural justice for victims and defendants. / Gover, Angela R.; Brank, Eve M; MacDonald, John M.

In: Violence Against Women, Vol. 13, No. 6, 01.06.2007, p. 603-626.

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