Helping Battered Women: New Perspectives and Remedies

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Women battering is one of the most pervasive and dangerous problems in American society. Helping abused women escape and remain free from vi olent relationships is the challenge the authors of this book have und ertaken. They focus on the recently developed and implemented public p olicies, programs and intervention methods effective in the eliminatio n of domestic violence and breaking the inter-generational cycle of ab use.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195095876
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 6.06 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Albert R. Roberts is a Profesor at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Myths and Realities Regarding Battered Women 3
2 Social Action for Battered Women 13
3 A Comparative Analysis of Incarcerated Battered Women and a Community Sample of Battered Women 31
4 Social Work and Criminal Justice Responses to Elder Abuse in New York City 44
5 Domestic Violence and Woman Battering: Theories and Practice Implications 67
6 Police Responses to Battered Women: Past, Present, and Future 85
7 Court Responses to Battered Women 96
8 The Criminalization of Woman Battering: Planned Change Experiences in New York State 102
9 Battered Women, Homicide, and the Legal System 132
10 Shelter-Based Crisis Intervention with Battered Women 159
11 Children of Battered Women: Research, Programs, and Services 172
12 Mental Health Interventions with Battered Women 188
13 The False Connection Between Adult Domestic Violence and Alcohol 222
14 Latina Battered Women: Barriers to Service Delivery and Cultural Considerations 229
Epilogue: Helping Battered Women 235
Author Index 239
Subject Index 245
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