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NCJ Number: 128377 Find in a Library
Title: Violence Against Women in the Family
Corporate Author: United Nations
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch
United Nations Centre for Social Devel. and Humanitarian A
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 122
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
A-1400, Vienna, Austria
United Nations Publications
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 92-1-130133-5
Sale Source: United Nations Publications
1st Avenue and 46th Street
Concourse Level
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This report presents the results of current research on the incidence, nature, and responses to domestic assault against women throughout the world and lists knowledge gaps that hinder efforts to take appropriate countermeasures.
Abstract: Research has established that women are more often at risk of violence from family members. Forms of violence include physical assault, rape, incest, and emotional abuse. Although this victimization has long existed, it has been hidden by family privacy, embarrassment, and, sometimes, traditional customs and culture. The United Nations began focusing attention on these issues in 1980, and many international meetings during the last decade have considered research and strategies for action. Problems hindering understanding of the problem are the lack of precision of existing studies, the limited research in Eastern Europe and developing countries, and disagreement about the definition of violence. Chapter reference lists and 266 references
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Abused women; Cultural influences; International crime statistics; Multinational studies; Spouse abuse statutes
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