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NCJ Number: 51840 Find in a Library
Title: BATTERED WIVES - A LEGACY OF VIOLENCE
Author(s): P STERN
Corporate Author: Woman's Eye Multi Media Productions
United States of America
Project Director: C A MARQUEZ; F RICHMANSTERN
Date Published: 1978
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Woman's Eye Multi Media Productions
Falls Church, VA 22402
Sale Source: Woman's Eye Multi Media Productions
7909 Sycamore Drive
Falls Church, VA 22402
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THREE VICTIMS OF WIFE ABUSE DISCUSS PATTERNS OF VIOLENCE IN THEIR HOMES, THEIR REACTIONS TO THE BEATINGS, REASONS FOR REMAINING IN THE HOME AFTER ABUSE, AND THEIR EVENTUAL DECISIONS TO LEAVE THEIR HUSBANDS AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF LEAVING.
Abstract: INTERVIEWS WITH CONCERNED PROFESSIONALS CONSIDER SOCIETY'S ACCEPTANCE OF WIFE ABUSE, THE CAUSES OF VIOLENCE IN THE HUSBAND, THE CHARACTERISTICS OF BEATEN WIVES, AND THE INFLUENCE OF THE PATRIARCHICAL SOCIETY ON FAMILY VIOLENCE. IT IS STATED THAT POLICE ARE OFTEN RELUCTANT TO GET INVOLVED IN WIFE-ABUSE INCIDENTS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH RISK OF INJURY IN ANSWERING DOMESTIC DISPUTE CALLS, THE LACK OF TRAINING TO DEAL WITH THIS KIND OF SITUATION, AND POLICE RELUCTANCE TO ARREST MEN THAT ARE OLDER AND MORE SOCIALLY PROMINENT THAN THEMSELVES. AFTER AN ARREST WARRANT IS ISSUED, THE WIFE OFTEN REFUSES TO LET HER HUSBAND BE ARRESTED. SERVICES FOR BATTERED WIVES ARE DISCUSSED; E.G., SHELTER CRISIS COUNSELING, CHILD CARE, AND LEGAL COUNSELING. AFTER THE WIVES LEAVE HOME, A DIVORCE PROCEEDING USUALLY FOLLOWS. EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES IN THE DIVORCE ARE DISCUSSED ALONG WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR CHILD SUPPORT AND CHILD CUSTODY. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT MORE SERVICES FOR ABUSED WIVES BE MADE AVAILABLE, PARTICULARLY THROUGH FEDERAL FUNDS. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Abused women; Battered wives; Behavior patterns; Behavior typologies; Crisis intervention; Domestic assault; Domestic relations; Marital problems; Personal interviews; Police attitudes; Postal laws; Victim services
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