Shannon Harper publishes study in Feminist Criminology

Shannon Harper, assistant professor of sociology, has published a study titled “Courting Justice: Tracing the Evolution and Future of Domestic Violence Courts (DVCs)” in the journal Feminist Criminology.

Her research reviews the etiology and history of specialty courts for intimate partner violence, discusses the common programming components implemented by courts nationwide, and provides an assessment of the efficacy of DVCs in holding offenders accountable while simultaneously protecting victim safety. Finally, the article discusses the ongoing challenges and implications with regard to community response to DVCs.