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Economics and Domestic Violence: Part I  

Author:  Nancy K. D.  Lemon, Esq..

Source: Volume 13, Number 05, June/July 2008 , pp.69-70(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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Part I of this review of recent law review articles about the relationship between economics and domestic violence seeks to advance the theory of the cause of such abuse by focusing on the major impact which the economy— local, regional, national, and global— has on families, and argues that in depressed communities, domestic violence is likely to increase. The author calls for the domestic violence movement to return to its social change roots, working with other groups to address the larger economic issues of our day as part of preventing abuse. Part II will argue that courts should grant child support orders routinely as part of civil protection order proceedings, and discuss the impact of the new federal bankruptcy laws on victims of domestic violence.

Keywords: “The Personal is Political—And Economic: Rethinking Domestic Violence”, by Deborah M. Weissman, Brigham Young University Law Rev. 387–450 (2007); City of Castle Rock v. Gonzales; hypermasculine behaviors

Affiliations:  1: Associate Editor of DVR.

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