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NCJ Number: 48553 Find in a Library
Title: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - THE BATTERED WOMAN
Journal: SAN DIEGO COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT QUARTERLY  Volume:7  Issue:1  Dated:(SPRING 1978)  Pages:6-12
Author(s): J A ROWLAND
Corporate Author: San Diego Cty Office of the District Attorney
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
San Diego Cty Office of the District Attorney
San Diego, CA 92101
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS PRESENTED, A VICTIM SERVICE PROGRAM FOR BATTERED WOMEN IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY, WIS., IS DESCRIBED, AND EFFORTS TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIF., ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: THE OVERVIEW POINTS UP THE EXTENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NATIONWIDE, WITH REFERENCE TO BOTH CHILD ABUSE AND SPOUSE BATTERING. MYTHS ABOUT THE BATTERED WOMAN -- THAT SHE ENJOYS BEING BEATEN, THAT SHE WOULD NOT BE BEATEN WERE SHE A BETTER WIFE, THAT A MAN MAY DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO KEEP HIS WIFE IN LINE, THAT THE PROBLEM IS LIMITED TO LOWER CLASS FAMILIES -- ARE DISCUSSED. MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S ATTEMPT TO INVOLVE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN EFFORTS TO COUNTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS DESCRIBED. THE PROGRAM, OPERATED BY THE MILWAUKEE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WITH THE COOPERATION OF SUPPORT GROUPS, EMPHASIZED ENCOURAGING BATTERED WOMEN TO CONSIDER THEIR ALTERNATIVES. THE NEED FOR PATROL OFFICERS TO BE SENSITIZED TO THE PROBLEM OF WIFE BEATING IS POINTED OUT. SAN DIEGO COUNTY'S EFFORTS TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM OF BATTERED WOMEN ARE DESCRIBED, INCLUDING COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAMS TO AID BATTERED WOMEN, A TASK FORCE CONCERNED WITH THE PROBLEMS OF THE BATTERER, AND A COALITION OF AGENCIES CONCERNED WITH BATTERED WOMEN. THE GOALS SET FORTH BY THE COALITION ARE NOTED, AS ARE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NETWORK OF SHELTERS FOR BATTERED WOMEN AND THE INCREASINGLY ACTIVE ROLE OF THE LOCAL JUDICIARY IN THE AREA OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. A DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES FOR BATTERED WOMEN IN SAN DIEGO IS INCLUDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Battered wives; Battered women programs; California; Police-victim interaction; Shelters for Battered Women; Wisconsin
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