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Title:
Battered women
Author:
Gerdes, Louise I., 1953-
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
144 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Two perspectives on domestic violence / Loretta J. Stalans and Arthur J. Lurigio -- Cultural explanations for domestic violence / Marilyn Gardner -- Violence in teenage relationships / Christina Nifong -- The police response / Albert R. Roberts -- Universal screening for a universal problem / Linda Poirier -- Counseling the victim who has killed her abuser / Evelyn J. Hall -- Erasing the scars of abuse / Jennifer Bingham Hull -- Families and friends must recognize the danger / Susan Brewster -- Criminal justice measures / National Research Council -- Federal protection : the violence against women act / Johanna R. Shargel -- The battered woman syndrome defense / Lenore Walker -- Why courts award batterers custody / Catherine Elton -- Welfare reform's effect on battered women / Jennifer Gonnermann -- Insurance discrimination against battered women / Deborah L. Shelton -- The woman who cannot stop crying / Tamara Jones -- Is leaving better? / Stephanie Rodriquez -- A deadly confrontation / Beth Sipe -- From battered woman to advocate / Hara Estroff Marano -- The luckiest day of his life / Bill Ibelle.
ISBN:
9781565108967

9781565108974
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Domestic violence affects women from all walks of life. Contributors to this anthology investigate the pattern of domestic violence and examine legal and other measures that can protect battered women. Personal narratives by women who were victims of domestic violence illustrate the problem.


Summary

Domestic violence affects women from all walks of life. Contributors to this anthology investigate the pattern of domestic violence and examine legal and other measures that can protect battered women. Personal narratives by women who were victims of domestic violence illustrate the problem.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. Cabinet secretary Donna Shalala has noted that "domestic violence is just about as common as giving birth" in the U.S. The 1994 Violence against Women Act funded better training and response activities for police and other professionals dealing with domestic violence. This Contemporary Issues Companion title offers 19 brief reprints of informational articles and personal narratives on the subject, organized into four categories: the nature of violence against women, help for victims, legal issues, and personal stories of abuse and survival. Generally more accessible than Greenhaven's Current Controversies titles, the Companion books do not offer the balance of alternating viewpoints on a subject but rather a number of perspectives. Here, one writer tells of the Face to Face project that funds plastic surgery for women who have suffered disfigurement due to abuse. Another calls for health practitioners' universal screening for signs of abuse in patients. The personal narratives will grip readers, and include an interview with Hedda Nussbaum several years after her daughter's death at the hands of abusive partner Joel Steinberg. Battered Women is a powerful and affecting treatment that will be of use to researching students and anyone interested in the issue. Bibliography; list of organizations. See also Violence against Women, on p.1323. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)1565108973Anne O'Malley


Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. Cabinet secretary Donna Shalala has noted that "domestic violence is just about as common as giving birth" in the U.S. The 1994 Violence against Women Act funded better training and response activities for police and other professionals dealing with domestic violence. This Contemporary Issues Companion title offers 19 brief reprints of informational articles and personal narratives on the subject, organized into four categories: the nature of violence against women, help for victims, legal issues, and personal stories of abuse and survival. Generally more accessible than Greenhaven's Current Controversies titles, the Companion books do not offer the balance of alternating viewpoints on a subject but rather a number of perspectives. Here, one writer tells of the Face to Face project that funds plastic surgery for women who have suffered disfigurement due to abuse. Another calls for health practitioners' universal screening for signs of abuse in patients. The personal narratives will grip readers, and include an interview with Hedda Nussbaum several years after her daughter's death at the hands of abusive partner Joel Steinberg. Battered Women is a powerful and affecting treatment that will be of use to researching students and anyone interested in the issue. Bibliography; list of organizations. See also Violence against Women, on p.1323. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)1565108973Anne O'Malley


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