I Am Not Your Victim: Anatomy of Domestic Violence

I Am Not Your Victim: Anatomy of Domestic Violence

by Beth M. Sipe, Evelyn J. Hall, Bethel (Beth) M. Sipe
     
 

Detailing the domestic violence suffered by the first author during her 16 year marriage, this moving volume details the background and events leading up to and immediately following Beth Sipe's tragic act of desperation: ending the life of the perpetrator.

Encouraged to publish her story by her therapist and co-author, Evelyn Hall, Sipe relates how her case

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Overview

Detailing the domestic violence suffered by the first author during her 16 year marriage, this moving volume details the background and events leading up to and immediately following Beth Sipe's tragic act of desperation: ending the life of the perpetrator.

Encouraged to publish her story by her therapist and co-author, Evelyn Hall, Sipe relates how her case was mishandled by the police, the military, a mental health professional and the welfare system, illustrating how women like herself are further victimized and neglected by the very systems that are expected to provide assistance. Her story is followed by seven commentaries by experts in the field. They discuss the causes and process of spousal abuse, reasons why battered women stay, and the dynamic consequences of domestic violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761901457
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
SAGE Series on Violence against Women Series, #1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue - Evelyn J Hall
PART ONE: BETH'S STORY
A Fine Romance
And Baby Makes Four
No White Picket Fence
Lord and Master of the House
Going Home Again
And Baby Makes Five
Rocky Mountain Lows
A House in Glitter Gulch
Rolling the Dice
A No-Win Result
Go Directly to Jail
Presumed Guilty
My Cup Overflows
The First Rainbow
The Second Rainbow
The Sun Comes Out to Stay
Afterword
PART TWO: COMMENTARIES
The Counselor's Perspective - Evelyn J Hall
The Lawyer's Perspective - William H Smith
The Fatal Flaw - Susan L Miller
Inadequacies in Social Support and Criminal Justice Responses
Rule-Making and Enforcement/Rule-Compliance and Resistance - Barbara J Hart
Beth Sipe and the Health Care System - Jacquelyn C Campbell
'Let's Get Out, I Can't Stand It Here Anymore' - Jeffrey L Edleson
Reflections on Our Work with Battered Women - Deborah D Tucker

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