Death by Domestic Violence: Preventing the Murders and Murder-Suicides
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Death by Domestic Violence: Preventing the Murders and Murder-Suicides

by Katherine van Wormer, Albert R. Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313354898

ISBN-13: 9780313354892

Pub. Date: 12/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Each year, about 33 percent of all women and 3 percent of all men murdered in the United States, are killed by a so-called intimate, a spouse, partner, or lover. Nationwide, murder by an intimate is the number one cause of death for pregnant women. And murder by an intimate is not just an American problem. A European task force recently found domestic violence

Overview

Each year, about 33 percent of all women and 3 percent of all men murdered in the United States, are killed by a so-called intimate, a spouse, partner, or lover. Nationwide, murder by an intimate is the number one cause of death for pregnant women. And murder by an intimate is not just an American problem. A European task force recently found domestic violence accounts for 25 percent of all homicides in London, and 35 percent across England and Wales. In this timely book, van Wormer and Roberts describe the problem, and what they have seen and heard on the front lines with both women and men who have escaped domestic violence that was escalating toward deadly levels. The text examines not only the psychology of the batterer but of domestic murder, and domestic murder-suicide. Drawn from the experience and insights of these two widely-known social workers, the text includes a safety plan for those at risk and a chapter providing narratives of women in prison for killing their abusive husband or partner.

Drawing on the experience and insights of these two widely-known social workers, Death by Domestic Violence separates domestic violence myths and facts, explains the traumatic bonding that occurs between batterer and victim, and details how one facet of the solution could be school-based interventions and education. The book culminates with recommendations for further reduction of harm and a safety plan for those at risk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313354892
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Series:
Social and Psychological Issues: Challenges and Solutions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,227,316
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Women and Families at Risk: An Overview

2. Risk Factors for Domestic Homicide

3. The Dynamics of Murder-Suicide in Domestic Situations

4. The Role of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Domestic Homicide

Katherine van Wormer, Alissa Mallow, and Kelly Ward

5. Issues of Power and Control in the Death of a Loved One

Kelly Ward and Carolyn Bradley

6. Portraits of Life in the Aftermath of Domestic Homicide

Marilyn Armour

7. Domestic Homicide Worldwide

Katherine van Wormer and Woochan Shim

8. Response of the U.S. Criminal Justice System

9. Personal Narratives of Women in Prison for Partner Homicide

10. Safety Plans for the Prevention of Intimate Homicide

11. Work with Dangerous Battering Men

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