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

Home Truths About Domestic Violence

Feminist Influences on Policy and Practice - A Reader

By: Jalna Hanmer (Editor), Catherine Itzin (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 2001
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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.

"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.." -Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 37.3

Introduction
Women's Experiences of Violence from Known Men in the Home
Domestic Violence and Gender Relations: Contexts and Connections
Findings from the North London Domestic Violence Study
Violence Against Black Women in the Home
Marital Rape and Marital Murder
The Experience of Children of Violence in the Home
Children's and Mothers' Experiences of Support and Protection Following Domestic Violence
Child Protection and Domestic Violence: Findings from a Rowntree/ NSPCC Study
Unsung Innovation: The History of Work with Children in the UK Domestic Violence Refuges
Women Who Fight Back: Experiences and Outcomes
Women, Angerand Domestic Violence: The Implications for Legal Defences to Murder
The criminal Justice Response to Women Who Kill
Southall Black Sisters: Domestic Violence Campaigns and Alliances Across the Division of Race, Gender and Class
Influencing State Policies on Violence Against Women from Known Men
The Politics and Policies of Responding to Violence Against Women
Domestic Violence and Social Policy: Perspectives from Women's Aid
Domestic Violence and Housing
Partnership Approaches by Statutory and Voluntary Agencies
Developing Policies and Protocols
Enhancing Multi-Agency Work
Hanman Decreasing the Violence of Men
Confronting Violent Men
The EMERGE Programme
Policing Repeat Violence by Men: A New Approach
Government Policy on Domestic Violence: The Influence of Feminism
Families Without Fear: Women's Aid Agenda for Action on Domestic Violence
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ISBN: 9780415241571
ISBN-10: 041524157X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st February 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.49  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1