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Američki odgovor na nasilje u porodici
The American Response to Family Violoence

Author(s): Slađana Jovanović
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Civil Law
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: domestic violence; Duluth model; protection orders; mandatory arrest; mandatory prosecution
Summary/Abstract: The author has analyzed features of the legal protection system against domestic and family violence in the USA, particularly those comparable to actual Serbian response. In the first place, there is terminological explanation related to domestic and family violence, as these are two notions equally translated into Serbian language, thus creating certain difficulties in interpretation and practice. The most important legal and organizational solutions at the federal level in the field of prevention and suppression of the domestic violence have been presented. Among the measures on the state level as the most important have been selected following ones: concept of coordinated actions in the local community, protection orders, mandatory arrest and mandatory prosecution policy. Each measure is on the line of providing for efficiency in the protection of victims of domestic violence primarily, but also in the protection of the society itself. Appliance of some measures, especially of the concept of the coordinated action on the local level, urgent and efficient intervention emphasizing safety of the victim has been considered welcome to the Serbian system of protection against domestic violence.

  • Page Range: 333-346
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Serbian