Exam 3 Study Guide - Exam 3 Study Guide CRJU350 BATTERING...

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Exam 3 Study Guide CRJU350 BATTERING: Question 1: Lecture: Criminal justice system responses: what is the curtain rule, rule of thumb, and 7 stitch rule; what circumstances led to changes in the c.j.s.’s response to battering? Rule of thumb – a ruling that allowed husbands to beat their wives with rods no larger than the thickness of their thumbs Curtain rule – the law could interfere with a husband’s chastisement of his wife (go beyond the curtain of the home) but only where the husband’s violence resulted in permanent injury to the wife. 7 stitch rule – if the victim needs more than seven stitches, they might have internal injuries, police stayed out and the absolute last result was to make an arrest The Grass Roots Activism led to changes – fueled by negative stereotypes, they had consciousness recognized to deal with it effectively – a huge problem so they took action. There were battered shelters and no social workers to help the victim. Congressional hearing – the arrest statistics putting funding towards it, ways to train police officers. The 1980 violence against women’s act – to educate about dating violence, updating laws and to promote social justice. Question 2: Minneapolis experiment and replications; advantages and disadvantages of arrest policies for batterers; unintended side effects of new arrest policies (dual arrest, arrests of women who may be acting in self-defense, etc.) Findings were revealed by Sherman and Burke in the Minneapolis study of domestic violence experiment. - Six months – they used three colored forms for different actions when arresting. Then they followed up months after and found that the arrest became two or three more times effective in stopping or decreasing domestic abuse. So all other states moved to make more arrests and NRJ replicated the study and it showed that it only affected upper-middle class people. - Pro-arrest must justify why you didn’t arrest, police don’t want to be sued b/ c of 14 th amendment rights. - On national surveys, when victims were surveyed, questions are not focused on context of violence - Dual arrest – both people are arrested and the victim is now counted as an offender and usually b/c they are the victim that’s usually considered their first time offense when arrested so they don’t get treatment and most of the
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times they’re too scared and worried about their children on the outside so they plead guilty. - Gender-neutral – when police make an arrest to the one who is the aggressor SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Question 3: Understand the distinction between “quid pro quo” and “hostile environment - Quid pro quo – when somebody says “I will do this if you will do something else for that person.” - Hostile environment – making someone feel uncomfortable Question 4: What are the effects and consequences for workplace harassment (Bart Ch 4) and how might this differ for gay and straight workers? -
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CRJU 350 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '06 term at University of Delaware.

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Exam 3 Study Guide - Exam 3 Study Guide CRJU350 BATTERING...

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