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...
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.
In this volume, the authors state that although domestic violence against women is an everyday occurrence supported by the status quo culture, it can be stopped. Additionally, the authors insist that women and children in these situations can be effectively assisted, state policies can be improved, and women can actively participate in the resolution of their abusive situations. The book, covers women and children's personal experience of violence and the justice system, state policies on domestic violence in the United States and the United Kingdom, and educational programs and initiatives aimed at this problem.
Introduction. Women's Experiences of Violence from Known Men in the Home. 1. Domestic Violence and Gender Relations: Contexts and Connections, Jalna Hanmer 2. Findings from the North London Domestic Violence Study, Jayne Mooney 3. Violence Against Black Women in the Home, Amina Mama 4. Marital Rape and Marital Murder, Sue Lees The Experience of Children of Violence in the Home. 5. Children's and Mothers' Experiences of Support and Protection Following Domestic Violence, Caroline McGee 6. Child Protection and Domestic Violence: Findings from a Rowntree/ NSPCC Study, Marianne Hester 7. Unsung Innovation: The History of Work with Children in the UK Domestic Violence Refuges, Gill Hague, Audery Mullender, Liz Kelly and Ellen Malos with Thangam Debbonaire Women Who Fight Back: Experiences and Outcomes. 8. Women, Angerand Domestic Violence: The Implications for Legal Defences to Murder, Sue Griffiths 9. The criminal Justice Response to Women Who Kill, Helena Kennedy interview by Catherine Itzin and Sheila Quaid 10. Southall Black Sisters: Domestic Violence Campaigns and Alliances Across the Division of Race, Gender and Class, Pragna Patel Influencing State Policies on Violence Against Women from Known Men. 11. The Politics and Policies of Responding to Violence Against Women, R. Emerson Dobash and Russell J. Dobash 12. Domestic Violence and Social Policy: Perspectives from Women's Aid, Nicola Harwin and Jackie Barron 13. Domestic Violence and Housing, Rebecca Morley Partnership Approaches by Statutory and Voluntary Agencies. 14. Developing Policies and Protocols, Ellen Pence and Coral McDonnell 15. Enhancing Multi-Agency Work, Davina James Hanman Decreasing theViolence of Men. 16. Confronting Violent Men, Russell P. Dobash, R. Emerson Dobash, Kate Cavangh and Ruth Lewis 17. The EMERGE Programme, David Adams 18. Policing Repeat Violence by Men: A New Approach 19. Government Policy on Domestic Violence: The Influence of Feminism, Catherine Itzin 20. Families Without Fear: Women's Aid Agenda for Action on Domestic Violence