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University of Miami Law School

Domestic violence

1999

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Enhancing Autonomy For Battered Women: Lessons From Navajo Peacemaking, Donna Coker Jan 1999

Enhancing Autonomy For Battered Women: Lessons From Navajo Peacemaking, Donna Coker

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In this Article, Professor Donna Coker employs original empirical research to investigate the use of Navajo Peacemaking in cases involving domestic violence. Her analysis includes an examination of Navajo women's status and the impact of internal colonization. Many advocates for battered women worry that informal adjudication methods such as Peacemaking ignore domestic hierarchies of power and thus facilitate the batterer's ongoing violence against the victim. Those who endorse the use of Navajo Peacemaking and other systems of restorative justice believe that such processes are better equipped to cut through the batterer's denial and victim blaming and are ...


Mirrored Silence: Reflections On Judicial Complicity In Private Violence, Zanita E. Fenton Jan 1999

Mirrored Silence: Reflections On Judicial Complicity In Private Violence, Zanita E. Fenton

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Tracy and John had been married for seven years. They were so in love when they met at college. He brought her flowers and wanted to spend all of his free time with her. Everything was perfect. But it seemed to become increasingly tumultuous as soon as they got married, two years later. He didn't just want to spend all of his time with her; he had to know what she was doing every waking moment of the day. He had to approve of her activities and her friends. He called her at work every day. If she wasn ...