Where Do We Go From Here? Unfinished Business

Published by: Andrew Klein and Jessica Klein

Andrew and Jessica Klein’s book, “Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren’t Doing to Protect America’s Women” reveals a pattern of incompetence and inattention in how the criminal justice system responds to domestic violence. Their first webinar discussed the evolution of system responses leading to criminalizing domestic violence, encouraging arrests, and prosecuting and sentencing abusers. The author’s research points to a problem in commitment rather than the ability to do the job. In this second part, the Kleins focus more on the future, suggesting strategies to ensure that good practices and policies are replicated throughout the country. 

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