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Domestic Violence Enforcement

  • By: Rachel A. Kessler
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Until the early 20th century, what we currently describe as domestic violence was not considered a crime. Before the modern era, women were considered the property of their husbands. Although there are few records of spousal abuse during this time period, ...

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