Corpus ID: 73405798
Making Social Change
Published 1 January 2003
Law, Political Science
Violence Against Women
The arrest of large numbers of women under laws originally designed to protect them from male violence tells us very little about women’s use of violence against their intimate partners. However, it… Expand 45 Citations Filters Sort by Relevance Sort by Most Influenced Papers Sort by Citation Count Sort by Recency
Domestic violence is a major social problem worldwide. In the United States, the failure of communities and police departments to intervene resulted in a push to adopt and implement pro and mandatory…
Using qualitative data collected from observations of three female domestic violence offender programs, women's interpretations of their violent experiences are examined, raising policy-level questions about the appropriateness of such programs and the costs and benefits of a criminal justice approach to women's use of force in intimate relationships.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has emerged as one of the United States’ most salient social problems. While historically this problem has been framed as men’s violence towards women, more recently,…
Since the implementation of mandatory and pro-arrest policies, there has been a sharp increase in the number of women arrested for violence against intimate partners; many of these women are also…
Domestic violence is a major social problem. In the United States, the failure of communities and police departments to intervene resulted in a push to implement pro- and mandatory arrest policies…
Through an examination of the public debates from Ontario's Bill 117, An Act to Better Protect Victims of Domestic Violence, this article explores the discourses that men's rights activists used to…
The change in legal regulations and the criminal political status of intimate partner violence in Finland between 1990 and 2004 is analyzed, while examining the juxtaposition of victims and offenders alongside repressive demands.
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This article examines government and advocacy group texts on three recent Canadian domestic violence policy moments. Drawing on governance, feminist poststructuralist, and social movement…
SUMMARY Battered women are being arrested and convicted of domestic violence-related crimes in higher numbers than ever before. In addition, battered women are being sentenced to treatment as primary…
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A young American Indian woman was once gang raped by prominent members of an urban Indian community she and I lived in. When she sought justice, the response of the community was to blame her: she…
This article reviews current research on domestic violence by women and attempts to answer two questions: (a) Are women who assault their heterosexual partners different from male batterers? If so,…
Law, Psychology Crime and Justice
American efforts to prevent or punish family violence began in New England in the 1640s with the passage of the first laws against family violence. Interest in criminalizing family violence since…
One of the cruel ironies of marriage is that, although husbandwife relationships are largely male-dominant, the use of physical violence seems to be one of the few aspects of marriage which approach…
Arrest rates for intimate partner violence have increased dramatically since the implementation of preferred and mandatory arrest policies. Of concern has been the increase in the percentage of cases…
Within the context of legal reform, the Battered Wife Movement has divided feminists on the question of criminal justice as a desirable component of a feminist agenda. Thus it provides a good example…
interwoven forms of advocacy. The first, individual case advocacy, is characterized by an advocate who tries to help one woman get what she wants and needs—either from a local agency or an entire…
By allowing the reader to draw comparisons between women's movements in Canada and the United States, Challenging Times shows that certain political and theoretical issues transcend international…
"Have the poor fared best by participating in conventional electoral politics or by engaging in mass defiance and disruption? The authors of the classic Regulating The Poor assess the successes and…
Pence and Paymar are right on target again. Their analysis of battering is excellent and their approach...is straightforward, useful and clear. [The book] tells you what to do with abusive men and…
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Domestic violence and partner notification: implications for treatment and counseling of women with HIV.
Political Science, Medicine Journal of the American Medical Women's… 1995
Current public health policy encourages partner notification to protect those at risk of HIV infection. Provider experie...
Domestic Violence Against Women: Systematic Review of Prevalence Studies
To systematically review the worldwide evidence on the prevalence of domestic violence against women, to evaluate the qu...
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