skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 156127 Find in a Library
Title: Men's Violence, Victim Advocacy, and Feminist Redress
Journal: Law and Society Review  Volume:28  Issue:4  Dated:(1994)  Pages:777-786
Author(s): K Daly
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 10
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper responds to the article in which Scheingold et al., assign a role to feminism and feminist politics in the production of Washington State's Community Protection Act (CPA) of 1989. (See NCJ-156125)
Abstract: The CPA reflects a punitive strategy for attempting to control sexual violence. In examining the dynamics that produced the CPA, Scheingold et al. place their study in terms of a debate, which they say has two sides. They claim that proponents of the CPA consists of "republican and some feminist criminologists" who "are sympathetic to victim advocacy because they see victims as natural spokespersons for republican/feminist values and policies." In responding to this conceptualization, this paper examines the importance of distinguishing between victim and victim-centered advocacy, the political-historical contexts of activism and reform, and varied feminist analyses of men's violence. The author argues essentially that civil libertarians, liberals, feminists, and republican criminologists are on the same side allied against punitive, conservative, get- tough impulses of citizens and opportunistic politicians. She notes that although feminist analyses of the causes of men's violence toward women are varied, the structural sources of men's power and entitlement over individual women are prominently featured in efforts to address the problem. Policies reflected in the CPA do not express such a strategy. 43 references
Main Term(s): Victims rights
Index Term(s): Criminology; Feminism; Male offenders; State laws; Violent offenders; Washington
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.