Helping Battered Women: New Perspectives and Remedies

Helping Battered Women: New Perspectives and Remedies

by Albert R. Roberts, Albert R. Roberts
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195095876
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.06(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Contributors
1Introduction: Myths and Realities Regarding Battered Women3
2Social Action for Battered Women13
3A Comparative Analysis of Incarcerated Battered Women and a Community Sample of Battered Women31
4Social Work and Criminal Justice Responses to Elder Abuse in New York City44
5Domestic Violence and Woman Battering: Theories and Practice Implications67
6Police Responses to Battered Women: Past, Present, and Future85
7Court Responses to Battered Women96
8The Criminalization of Woman Battering: Planned Change Experiences in New York State102
9Battered Women, Homicide, and the Legal System132
10Shelter-Based Crisis Intervention with Battered Women159
11Children of Battered Women: Research, Programs, and Services172
12Mental Health Interventions with Battered Women188
13The False Connection Between Adult Domestic Violence and Alcohol222
14Latina Battered Women: Barriers to Service Delivery and Cultural Considerations229
Epilogue: Helping Battered Women235
Author Index239
Subject Index245

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