UT Dallas 2021 Undergraduate Catalog

PPOL4314 - Family Violence and Public Policy

PPOL 4314 Family Violence and Public Policy (3 semester credit hours) This is an advanced topics course summarizing the most recent research, theories, and methods in studying family violence and providing in-depth definitions and discussions about some of the most prevalent forms of family violence, prevention and legal initiatives, and the impact of public policies on this critical public health issue in the United States today. It offers a critical analysis of theory, methodology, empirical scholarship, best practices, and public policies surrounding domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, parricide, elder abuse, stalking and sexual assault, and questions the myths surrounding the cycle of violence in American families. (3-0) R