In the Adopted Land: Abused Immigrant Women and the Criminal Justice System

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INDEX

a
ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility, 81
Abused women: characteristics, 6 ;
desire to drop charge, 114 ;
diverse expectations, 8,124 ;
diverse experiences, 9 ;
experiences with criminal justice interventions, 11 ;
opposition to arrest, 47
Alien, Shannon, 116
American common law, husband's right, 120
American jurisprudence, husband's right, 120
Anti-immigrant sentiment, effect of, 36
Arrest policies: consequences, 118 ;
effects, 4,113,117 ;
implementation, 49-50 ;
mandatory arrest, 4,47,71,130 ;
zero-tolerance policy, 130.
See also Women's arrest
Assimilation, experience of Vietnamese immigrants, 128

b
Bail:
purpose, 78-79 ;
for women offenders in domestic violence cases, 79 .
See also Women offenders
Battered women's advocates, roles and contributions 4,114
Battered women's movement, 114,121
Batterers' treatment programs, 4,116 ;
effects, 4
Belknap, Joanne, 123
Boat people, 18
Buddhism, 19-20

c
Campbell, Rebecca, 132
Child custody, effects of criminal justice interventions, 106
Chin, Ko-Lin, 103
Chivalrous treatments, 79
Collectivism:
effects on abused women's help-seeking decision, 123 ;
effects on family relationships, 107-108
Confucianism, 19-20
Corcoran, Jacqueline, 116
Court delays, 63,84
Court Interpreters Act of 1978, 59
Court interventions, effects, 96
Court-mandated treatment, 4,115,116
Court's culture and biases, 82-84
Criminal justice interventions: criminal justice indifference, 120 ;
effectiveness, 4,94-98,113,121 ;
effects on family relationships, 102-108 ;
financial costs, 109-111 ;
gender-blind policy, 119 ;
impact on women's safety, 95 ;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Series Foreword vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Family Lives in Transition 17
  • 3 - Contacts with Criminal Justice Agencies 45
  • 4 - When Victims Become Offenders 71
  • 5 - Women's Safety and Family Life 93
  • Notes 112
  • 6 - Women's Differences and Social Policies 113
  • Appendix A 127
  • Appendix B 137
  • Bibliography 139
  • Index 151
  • About the Author 155
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