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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by Library Blog on 10/16/2014 at 05:06 PM

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987.  In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress with such legislation passed annually.

Of note, RWU School of Law Professor Emily Sack is a nationally recognized expert on domestic violence. She is the co-author of the casebook Domestic Violence and the Law: Theory and Practice (Reserve, KF9322 .D35 2013) and author of “The Crime of Domestic Violence,” in Criminal Law Conversations (K5018 .C753 2009). Click here to read about Professor Sack’s activities and published articles on this issue.

To mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the current display in the Law Library features books in its collection that focus on the topic of domestic violence.  In addition to Professor Sack’s two books, titles on display are: