Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill / Edition 1

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Explores the experiences of women imprisoned for killing their male abusers and their treatment by the criminal justice system.
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“This book brings to the forefront the characteristics of battered women who kill their partners and their experiences with the criminal justice system, from arrest to incarceration. It gives the reader an insight into their troubled lives and provides a context for their lethal offense. The policy implications and the recommendations that flow from the research are significant.” — Barbara Bloom, Sonoma State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791453285
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/2002
  • Series: SUNY series in Women, Crime, and Criminology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Dermody Leonard is Professor of Sociology at Vanguard University.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword by Dr. Nancy K. D. Lemon, Esq.

Part I

1. Introduction

2. Battered Women Who Kill and the Criminal Justice System: A Review of the Literature

3. Explaining Intimate Violence: Theoretical and Methodological Framework

4. Study Format and Design

5. A Profile of Convicted Survivors

Part II: Narratives of Personal Experiences: An Introduction

6. Minimizing and Forgetting Violence

7. Self-Identifying as a Battered Woman

8. Police Involvement

Calling 911
Barriers to Calling

9. Coercive Drugging

10. Adjudication Processes

11. Conclusion and Policy Implications

12. Portraits

Appendix A: Informed Consent Statements
Appendix B: Survey Questionnaires
Appendix C: Interview Guide

Author Index
Subject Index

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