Violent Partners

A Breakthrough Plan for Ending the Cycle of Abuse
Basic Books, 2008

Insult to Injury

Rethinking Our Responses to Intimate Abuse
Princeton University Press, 2003

A Penchant for Prejudice

Unraveling Bias in Judicial Decision-Making
University of Michigan Press, 1999

The Heart of Intimate Abuse

New Interventions in Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, and Health Settings
Springer Publishing, 1998

Select Publications

Domestic violence offenders, batterer intervention programs, and restorative justice practices: A randomized controlled trial
Mills, L.G., Barocas, B., Butters, R.P., & Ariel, B.
Nature: Human Behaviour, 2019

The next generation of court-mandated domestic violence treatment: A randomized controlled trial of restorative justice
Mills, L.G., Barocas, B., & Ariel, B.
Journal of Experimental Criminology, 2013, 9(1), 65-90

Do you remember: A letter to my son
Mills, L.G.
Traumatology, 2011, 17(3), 62-66

Shame and intimate abuse: The critical missing link between cause and cure
Mills, L.G.
Children and Youth Services Review, 2008, 30(6), 631-638

Killing her softly: Intimate abuse and the violence of state interventions (PDF: 8.1 MB)
Mills, L.G.
Harvard Law Review, 1999, 113, 550-613

Mandatory arrest and prosecution policies for domestic violence: A critical literature review and the case for more research to test victim empowerment approaches
Mills, L.G.
Criminal Justice and Behavior, 1998, 25, 306-318

On the other side of silence: Affective lawyering for intimate abuse (PDF: 950 KB)
Mills, L.G.
Cornell Law Review, 1996, 86, 1225-1263


The Rest of Us (2021)

Feature Narrative
Set in Fall 2001 at Blair University, a diverse group of college students spring into action when forced to face a campus-wide mental health crisis.

Of Many: Then and Now (2017)

Feature Documentary
An expanded version of the 2014 documentary Of Many, re-cut for a national TV premiere on ABC stations across the U.S.

  • 8.1 million viewers (2018)
  • Two Bronze Telly Awards (2018)

Better to Live (2015)

Short Documentary
A glimpse into the musical sketch comedy performance that's saving lives at NYU. An Official Selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

Of Many (2014)

Short Documentary
An imam and a rabbi — an unorthodox friendship. Produced alongside Chelsea Clinton, Of Many was an Official Selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Of Many also played at the AFI Docs Documentary Festival, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, as well as 23 other festivals and university campuses nationwide.

  • Audience Award, Best Short, Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival (2015)
  • Audience Award, Best Short, Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (2014)
  • Outstanding Achievement Humanitarian Award, Global Film Awards (2014)

Auf Wiedersehen, ‘Til We Meet Again (2010)

Feature Documentary
An intimate portrait of a family's return to Vienna after their mother's escape from the Holocaust. 'Til We Meet Again debuted at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and was an Official Selection at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, and the Vienna Jewish Film Festival, among others.

  • Audience Award Runner Up, Best Documentary, Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (2010)
  • Best Documentary Runner Up, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (2010)