intimate partner violence, preventative responses, domestic violence fatalities
No Visible Bruises offers a truly comprehensive exploration of the problem of domestic violence and our socio-legal responses to it. The book is framed around key stories and insights from victims and perpetrators, law enforcement, and academics and advocates who have worked to reform social and legal responses to intimate partner violence. The book convincingly demonstrates the systemic nature of the problem in part because it is so comprehensive in its assessment of the issue. Snyder draws connections between the pervasive and silent character of domestic violence and the economy, education systems, social stigma, sexism and intergenerational abuse. Using specific examples like family justice centers, multidisciplinary high risk response teams, batterer intervention programs, police protocols, researchers and fatality review teams No Visible Bruises canvasses the past several decades of reform to socio-legal responses to domestic violence. Snyder traces the history of the movement to reform how law enforcement, social workers and courts address domestic violence and examines how these efforts take shape today.
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Elaine Craig, "Communication, Knowledge Sharing and Danger Assessments: Key Factors in Prevention of Domestic Violence Fatalities". Book Review of No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder, online: Jotwell Equality Section < https://equality.jotwell.com/communication-knowledge-sharing-and-danger-assessments-key-factors-in-the-prevention-of-domestic-violence-fatalities/ > [https://perma.cc/U2AE-H88D].