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NCJ Number: 201429 Find in a Library
Title: Sourcebook on Violence Against Women
Editor(s): Claire M. Renzetti; Jeffrey L. Edleson; Raquel K. Bergen
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 551
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN0-7619-2005-6
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In its discussion of multiple aspects of violence against women, this book is organized into four parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women, types of violence against women, prevention and direct intervention, and continuing and emerging issues.
Abstract: The chapters that discuss the theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women address theoretical explanations for violence against women, definitional issues, measurement issues for violence against women, ethical issues in research on violence against women, and partnerships between research and practice professionals in conducting research on violence against women. The six chapters that discuss types of violence against women focus on the victimization of female children, domestic violence, violence against older women, pornography that exploits disabled and immobile women, and sexual harassment in the workplace. Ten chapters focus on prevention and direct intervention for violence against women. Topics covered include services for sexual assault survivors and battered women and their children, intervention programs for men who batter their partners, the U.S. Violence Against Women Act of 1994, criminal justice system responses to domestic violence, advocacy on behalf of battered women, health intervention with battered women, religious issues related to violence against women, school-based education and prevention programs, and the use of the media to change social norms on the abuse of women. Three chapters compose the section on "Continuing and Emerging Issues." The issues considered are domestic violence as a barrier in implementing welfare-to-work, prostitution and the sex industry, and violence against women as a human rights violation. Chapter references and author and subject indexes
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Child abuse; Domestic assault; Domestic assault arrest policies; Domestic assault prevention; Elder Abuse; Elderly victims; Human rights violations; Media support; Persons with Disabilities; Pornography; Professional conduct and ethics; Prostitution; Prostitution across international borders; Public interest advocacy; Rape research; Religion; Research design; Research methods; Researcher subject relations; School delinquency programs; Sexual assault victims; Sexual harassment; Shelters for Battered Women; Spouse abuse treatment programs; Victim medical assistance; Victim services; Violence Against Women Act; Welfare services
Note: For individual chapters, see NCJ-201430-53.
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