Home Truths About Domestic Violence: Feminist Influences on Policy and Practice - A Reader

Home Truths About Domestic Violence: Feminist Influences on Policy and Practice - A Reader

by Jalna Hanmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415241561

ISBN-13: 9780415241564

Pub. Date: 03/19/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

While men's violence to women is an everyday culturally supported activity, this reader demonstrates: that men's violence can be curtailed and that women and children can be assisted effectively; that state policies and provision can be improved; and that women can actively participate in the resolution of their difficulties. Bringing together new work and key

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While men's violence to women is an everyday culturally supported activity, this reader demonstrates: that men's violence can be curtailed and that women and children can be assisted effectively; that state policies and provision can be improved; and that women can actively participate in the resolution of their difficulties. Bringing together new work and key papers Home Truths About Domestic Violence provides a comprehensive overview and up-to-date account of the progress so far, and identifies what still needs to be done. Areas covered include:

• womens experience of violence

• childrens experience of violence

• personal experiences of the justice system

• state policies on violence in the US and UK

• educational programmes and initiatives.
This substantial Reader makes a significant contribution to the understanding of domestic violence from both a policy and a practice perspective. Together with its companion volume Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse it provides an in-depth resource for a wide range of teachers, students and professionals, highlighting the diverse and complex dimensions of the problem of domestic violence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415241564
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/19/2001
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Women's Experiences of Violence from Known Men in the Home. The Experience of Children of Violence in the Home. Women Who Fight Back: Experiences and Outcomes. Influencing State Policies on Violence Against Women from Known Men. Partnership Approaches by Statutory and Voluntary Agencies. Decreasing the Violence of Men.

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