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A Typology of Domestic Violence

A Typology of Domestic Violence Author Michael P. Johnson
ISBN-10 9781555537418
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 168
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Reassesses thirty years of domestic violence research and demonstrates three forms of partner violence, distinctive in their origins, effects, and treatments

Battered Women in the Courtroom

Battered Women in the Courtroom Author James Ptacek
ISBN-10 1555533914
Release 1999
Pages 240
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For the first time, a study of the ways in which judges respond to abused women.

Hard Lives Mean Streets

Hard Lives  Mean Streets Author
ISBN-10 9781555537210
Release 2010
Pages 193
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The first comprehensive assessment of the experience of violence among homeless women

Toxic Couples The Psychology of Domestic Violence

Toxic Couples  The Psychology of Domestic Violence Author Anna Motz
ISBN-10 9781317815365
Release 2014-04-03
Pages 228
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Domestic violence is a major public health concern, affecting millions worldwide. It is underreported, often devastating and sometimes ends in murder. In Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence, Anna Motz integrates psychological and criminological data with clinical illustrations and discussion of current high-profile cases. She examines the complex manifestations and multiple causes of intimate partner violence. Motz disentangles the roles played by those involved and examines the addictive nature of these damaging partnerships. The book describes various forms of abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional, and analyses how intimate partner violence can escalate to murder. She explores important factors including: the role of addiction; homelessness and vulnerability; the intergenerational transmission of abuse; sadomasochistic relationships; honour-based violence. The book emphasizes the significance of female- as well as male-perpetrated violence and outlines the powerful impact on the children of abusive parents, extending the clinical awareness of professionals working with those affected. Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence is ideal for clinicians working with the victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence, for students of psychology, gender studies and social care courses and for anyone interested in the psychological forces behind violence in relationships. ]

Party School

Party School Author Karen G. Weiss
ISBN-10 9781555538194
Release 2013
Pages 226
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Examines the culture of the "party school" and the criminal behaviors that result from it

Gendered Hate

Gendered Hate Author Jessica P. Hodge
ISBN-10 9781555537579
Release 2011
Pages 181
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A unique analysis of hate crime law through the lens of gender

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Author Chitra Raghavan
ISBN-10 9781555538316
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 294
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Introduces students, mental health professionals, and lawyers to the different research methodologies used in contemporary research of domestic/intimate partner violence

Clergy Sexual Abuse

Clergy Sexual Abuse Author Claire M. Renzetti
ISBN-10 9781555538095
Release 2013
Pages 188
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An examination of the clergy sexual abuse crisis from diverse scholarly perspectives

Party School

Party School Author Karen G. Weiss
ISBN-10 9781555538200
Release 2013
Pages 226
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On the basis of extensive on-site research, Karen G. Weiss offers a case study of crime victimization at an American "party school" that reverberates beyond a single campus. She argues that today's party school--usually a large public university with a big sports program and an active Greek life--represents a unique environment that nurtures and rewards extreme drinking, which in turn increases the risks of victimization and normalizes bad behavior of students who are intoxicated. Weiss shows why so many students voluntarily place themselves at risk, why so few crimes are reported to police, and why victims often shrug off their injuries and other negative consequences as the acceptable cost of admission to a party.

Understanding Domestic Homicide

Understanding Domestic Homicide Author Neil Websdale
ISBN-10 1555533930
Release 1999
Pages 289
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Case histories of some 300 homicides involving family members, framed within their interpersonal, familial, cultural, and situational contexts.

Violence and Culture

Violence and Culture Author Jack David Eller
ISBN-10 UOM:49015003060515
Release 2006
Pages 346
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Jack Eller's book brings together widest range of material on violence as a modern and international cultural problem. It combines comprehensive theoretical discussion from multiple disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, and biology, with rich empirical description and analysis in a global approach. Violence, if not more prevalent, is attracting more attention in academic arenas as well as the public arena. It has become a central feature of the 21st century. Because understanding violence requires comparisons to nonviolence, Eller examines and contrasts a myriad of violent and nonviolent societies--Publisher's description.

Arrested Justice

Arrested Justice Author Beth E. Richie
ISBN-10 9780814708224
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 244
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Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment, stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limited access to support resources or institutions, Beth E. Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstrating how conservative legal, social, political and economic policies have impacted activism in the U.S.-based movement to end violence against women. Richie argues that Black women face particular peril because of the ways that race and culture have not figured centrally enough in the analysis of the causes and consequences of gender violence. As a result, the extent of physical, sexual and other forms of violence in the lives of Black women, the various forms it takes, and the contexts within which it occurs are minimized—at best—and frequently ignored. Arrested Justice brings issues of sexuality, class, age, and criminalization into focus right alongside of questions of public policy and gender violence, resulting in a compelling critique, a passionate re-framing of stories, and a call to action for change.

The Future of Batterer Programs

The Future of Batterer Programs Author Edward W. Gondolf
ISBN-10 9781555537708
Release 2012
Pages 317
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A critical assessment of the research related to batterer programs with recommendations for heightened engagement of men, ongoing risk management, and better coordination of courts and services

Family Violence Across the Lifespan

Family Violence Across the Lifespan Author Ola W. Barnett
ISBN-10 9781452236872
Release 2010-12-14
Pages 896
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The most comprehensive research-based text on family violence – now more accessible and visually inviting than ever before Streamlined and updated throughout with state-of-the-art information, this Third Edition of the authors' bestselling book gives readers an accessible introduction to the methodology, etiology, prevalence, treatment, and prevention of family violence. Research from experts in the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology, and social welfare informs the book's broad coverage of current viewpoints and debates within the field. Organized chronologically, chapters cover child physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; abused and abusive adolescents; courtship violence and date rape; spouse abuse, battered women, and batterers; and elder abuse.

Equality with a Vengeance

Equality with a Vengeance Author Molly Dragiewicz
ISBN-10 9781555537395
Release 2011
Pages 154
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A provocative investigation of how fathers rights groups are trying to erode the gains of the battered women s movement"

Mothers Who Kill Their Children

Mothers Who Kill Their Children Author Cheryl L. Meyer
ISBN-10 9780814761281
Release 2001-08-01
Pages 224
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A special kind of horror is reserved for mothers who kill their children. Cases such as those of Susan Smith, who drowned her two young sons by driving her car into a lake, and Melissa Drexler, who disposed of her newborn baby in a restroom at her prom, become media sensations. Unfortunately, in addition to these high-profile cases, hundreds of mothers kill their children in the United States each year. The question most often asked is, why? What would drive a mother to kill her own child? Those who work with such cases, whether in clinical psychology, social services, law enforcement or academia, often lack basic understandings about the types of circumstances and patterns which might lead to these tragic deaths, and the social constructions of motherhood which may affect women's actions. These mothers oftentimes defy the myths and media exploitation of them as evil, insane, or lacking moral principles, and they are not a homogenous group. In obvious ways, intervention strategies should differ for a teenager who denies her pregnancy and then kills her newborn and a mother who kills her two toddlers out of mental illness or to further a relationship. A typology is needed to help us to understand the different cases that commonly occur and the patterns they follow in order to make possible more effective prevention plans. Mothers Who Kill Their Children draws on extensive research to identify clear patterns among the cases of women who kill their children, shedding light on why some women commit these acts. The characteristics the authors establish will be helpful in creating more meaningful policies, more targeted intervention strategies, and more knowledgeable evaluations of these cases when they arise.

The Last Good Heist

The Last Good Heist Author Wayne Worcester
ISBN-10 9781493023301
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 256
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On Aug. 14, 1975, eight daring thieves ransacked 148 massive safe-deposit boxes at a secret bank used by organized crime, La Cosa Nostra, and its associates in Providence, R.I. The crooks fled with duffle bags crammed full of cash, gold, silver, stamps, coins, jewels and high-end jewelry. The true value of the loot has always been kept secret, partly because it was ill-gotten to begin with, and partly because there was plenty of incentive to keep its true worth out of the limelight. It's one thing for authorities to admit they didn't find a trace of goods worth from $3 million to $4 million, and entirely another when what was at stake was more accurately valued at about $30 million, the equivalent of $120 million today. It was the biggest single payday in the criminal history of the Northeast. Nobody came close, not the infamous James "Whitey" Bulger, not John "The Dapper Don" Gotti, not even the Brinks or Wells Fargo robbers. The heist was bold enough and big enough to rock the underworld to its core, and it left La Cosa Nostra in the region awash in turmoil that still reverberates nearly 38 years later. "The Last Good Heist" is the inside story of the robbery and its aftermath.