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Domestic Violence inside the Courtroom: The Role of the Judge in Protection from Abuse Order Hearings

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dc.contributor.advisor Grech, Omar
dc.contributor.author Hvizdos, Aimee
dc.creator Hvizdos, Aimee
dc.date 2014-12-03
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-30T21:59:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-30T21:59:29Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-30
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9133
dc.description.abstract This thesis describes the nationwide epidemic of domestic violence in the United States. The role that a judge takes in Protection from Abuse hearings and how the judge’s demeanor and authority play a vital role in the courtroom is examined as a contributing factor to the social issue of domestic violence. Research was conducted to explore the dynamic between the judge and the victim by using Federal and state legislation, as well as courtroom observations and extensive literature. In the process of researching and writing this thesis, the author conducted courtroom observations to analyze the behavior of two judges in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This thesis is designed for the use of academics and domestic violence agencies to continue research on the development of legislation, regulations, and judge training programs.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject domestic violence en_US
dc.subject judge en_US
dc.subject Pennsylvania en_US
dc.subject California en_US
dc.subject women's rights en_US
dc.subject protection from abuse en_US
dc.title Domestic Violence inside the Courtroom: The Role of the Judge in Protection from Abuse Order Hearings en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en
thesis.degree.grantor University of Malta en


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