Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

by Kate Burns
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Greenhaven Publishing


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ISBN-13: 9780737737301
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 10/27/2008
Series: Current Controversies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 221
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 8.93(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword     11
Introduction     14
Is Violence Against Women in the United States a Serious Problem?
Chapter Preface     20
Yes: Violence Against Women in the United States Is a Serious Problem
Violence Against Women Is a Serious Problem   Brittney Nichols     23
Rape Is a Serious Problem for Women$dOffice for Victims of Crime     33
Prison Violence Is a Serious Problem for Women$dAmnesty International     37
Violence Against Immigrant Women Is a Serious Problem   Jan Schakowsky     47
No: The Problem of Violence in the United States Has Been Misrepresented
Violence Against Women Has Been Exaggerated by Feminists   Neil Boyd     50
U.S. Policy to Reduce Violence Against Women Creates Injustice Instead$dRespecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting (RADAR)     55
False Rape Accusations by Women Are Common   Marc Angelucci   Glenn Sacks     68
What Causes Violence Against Women?
Chapter Preface     75
Pornography Contributes to Violence Against Women   John Hughes     78
Pornography Does Not Cause Violence Against Women   Paul Nathanson   Katherine K. Young     82
Men Are Biologically Inclined to Rape   John Alcock     91
Claims that Men Are BiologicallyInclined to Rape Are Faulty   Michael Kimmel     100
Sexism Causes Violence Against Women   Brian Nichols     110
Are Current Approaches to Reducing Violence Against Women Effective?
Chapter Preface     118
Yes: Current Legal and Social Remedies Are Effective
Better Enforcement of Mandatory Arrest Laws Reduces Domestic Violence   Jacqueline Seibel     120
The Violence Against Women Act Is Necessary to Protect Women$dJill J. Morris on Behalf of The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence     124
Changing Male Attitudes Reduces Sexual Violence   Christopher Kilmartin     134
No: Current Legal and Social Remedies Are Ineffective
Mandatory Arrest Laws Do Not Reduce Domestic Violence   Richard L. Davis     143
The Violence Against Women Act Is Unconstitutional   Stephen Baskerville     147
Domestic Violence Treatment Is Gender Biased   Wendy McElroy     151
What Is the Extent of Violence Against Women Worldwide?
Worldwide Violence Against Women: An Overview$dUnited Nations Population Fund     156
Violence Against Women Is Often Used as a Weapon of War$dAmnesty International     160
Femicide Is a Serious Problem in East Asia   Andrea Parrot   Nina Cummings     170
Crimes of "Honour" Are a Serious Problem in the Middle East$dUnited Nations     179
Female Genital Mutilation Is a Serious Problem$dFeminist Majority Foundation     188
Female Victims of Violence Face Obstacles Obtaining Asylum   Maria Bexelius     192
Organizations to Contact     199
Bibliography     206
Index     211

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