Intimate Partner Violence

A Health-Based Perspective

Author: Connie Mitchell

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195179323

Category: Medical

Page: 565

View: 5477


Intimate partner violence is a challenging problem that health professionals encounter on a daily basis. This volume thoroughly compiles the current knowledge and health science and provides a strong foundation for students, educators, clinicians, and researchers on prevention, assessment, and intervention.

Intimate Partner Violence

Author: Angela Hattery

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742560727

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 207

View: 4753


Until recently, domestic violence, as it has been referred to, was a problem to be dealt with inside the family. In this ground-breaking work, Hattery's unique approach provides a detailed theoretical discussion of race, class, and gender-effects on intimate partner violence and a thoughtful discussion of the interactions of these factors.

Intimate Partner Violence, Risk and Security

Securing Women’s Lives in a Global World

Author: Kate Fitz-Gibbon,Sandra Walklate,Jude McCulloch,JaneMaree Maher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351792008

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 8886


This edited collection addresses intimate partner violence, risk and security as global issues. Although intimate partner violence, risk and security are intimately connected they are rarely considered in tandem in the context of global security. Yet, intimate partner violence causes widespread physical, sexual and/or psychological harm. It is the most common type of violence against women internationally and is estimated to affect 30 per cent of women worldwide. Intimate partner violence has received significant attention in recent years, animating political debate, policy and law reform as well as scholarly attention. In bringing together a range of international experts, this edited collection challenges status quo understandings of risk and questions how we can reposition the risk of IPV, and particularly the risk of IPH, as a critical site of global and national security. It brings together contributions from a range of disciplines and international jurisdictions, including from Australia and New Zealand, United Kingdom, Europe, United States, North America, Brazil and South Africa. The contributions here urge us to think about perpetrators in more nuanced and sophisticated ways with chapters pointing to the structural and social factors that facilitate and sustain violence against women and IPV. Contributors point out that states not only exacerbate the structural conditions producing the risks of violence, but directly coerce and control women as both citizens and non-citizens. States too should be understood as collaborators and facilitators of intimate partner violence. Effective action against intimate partner violence requires sustained responses at the global, state and local levels to end gender inequality. Critical to this end are environmental issues, poverty and the divisions, often along ‘race’ and ethnic lines, underpinning other dimensions of social and economic inequality.

Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Lives

Author: Janice L. Ristock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136812083

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 8803


Queer lives remain at the margins of most academic inquiry into domestic violence. This edited volume seeks to change this discourse by bringing together the most innovative research about intimate partner violence that is specific to the lives of lesbian/ gay/ bisexual/ transgender/Two-Spirit and queer people (LGBTQ).

Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence

Author: Leigh Goodmark

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520968298

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 9375


Decriminalizing Domestic Violence asks the crucial, yet often overlooked, question of why and how the criminal legal system became the primary response to intimate partner violence in the United States. It introduces readers, both new and well versed in the subject, to the ways in which the criminal legal system harms rather than helps those who are subjected to abuse and violence in their homes and communities, and shares how it drives, rather than deters, intimate partner violence. The book examines how social, legal, and financial resources are diverted into a criminal legal apparatus that is often unable to deliver justice or safety to victims or to prevent intimate partner violence in the first place. Envisioned for both courses and research topics in domestic violence, family violence, gender and law, and sociology of law, the book challenges readers to understand intimate partner violence not solely, or even primarily, as a criminal law concern but as an economic, public health, community, and human rights problem. It also argues that only by viewing intimate partner violence through these lenses can we develop a balanced policy agenda for addressing it. At a moment when we are examining our national addiction to punishment, Decriminalizing Domestic Violence offers a thoughtful, pragmatic roadmap to real reform.

Partner Violence

A Comprehensive Review of 20 Years of Research

Author: Jana L. Jasinski,Linda Meyer Williams,David Finkelhor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761913184

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 314

View: 8127


Twenty years of accumulated knowledge and research into violence towards partners are synthesized in this landmark book. Topics examined include: marital rape; effects of partner violence on children; partner violence among same sex couples; and partner violence in ethnic minority families. A final chapter examines issues of prevention and treatment, and provides empirically based recommendations for future research and practice.

Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change in Intimate Partner Violence

Author: Dr. Roland Maiuro, PhD,Dr. Christopher Murphy, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826119780

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 328

View: 1741


Motivational Interviewing has becoming increasingly widespread among counselors and therapists, but no book to date has focused exclusively on applying Motivational Interviewing to domestic and partner violence. Written by established authorities in the field, the chapters in this volume represent important applications of motivational enhancement strategies to intimate partner violence with both victims and batterers. These studies include descriptive research on victims and perpetrators of abuse, measurement issues in assessing stages of change, and real-world applications of motivational interviewing. Murphy and Maiuro illustrate both the benefits and challenges inherent in this growing area of research.

Intimate Partner Violence

A Clinical Training Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Carol E. Jordan, MS,Michael T. Nietzel, PhD,Robert Walker, MSW, LCSW,TK Logan, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826124647

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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This training manual synthesizes the clinical and research literature on victims, offenders, and child witnesses, and uses the empirical evidence to provide generalist clinicians with manageable, concrete guidance for providing care in these cases. Each chapter begins with a summary of the issues to be covered and an outline of the specific topics to be discussed, and ends with a recap and list of questions for practitioners in training. The authors offer expertise in forensic psychology, victimization, and substance abuse; they discuss the clinical, legal, and ethical complexities that violence against women brings to the mental health practice environment.

LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence

Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research

Author: Adam M. Messinger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520286057

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 6454


Nationally representative studies confirm that LGBTQ individuals are at an elevated risk of experiencing intimate partner violence. While many similarities exist between LGBTQ and heterosexual intimate partner violence, research has illuminated a variety of unique aspects of LGBTQ intimate partner violence regarding the predictors of perpetration, the specific forms of abuse experienced, barriers to help-seeking for victims, and policy and intervention needs. This is the first book that systematically reviews the literature regarding LGBTQ intimate partner violence, draws key lessons for current practice and policy, and recommends research areas and enhanced methodologies.

Innovations in Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence

Research and Practice

Author: Tod Augusta-Scott,Katreena Scott,Leslie M. Tutty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315532751

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 6557


Innovations in Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence: Research and Practice speaks to what can be done to effectively intervene to end intimate partner violence against women. Including contributions from both researchers and practitioners, chapters describe service innovations across systems in large urban and remote rural contexts, aimed at majority and minority populations, and that utilize a range of theoretical perspectives to understand and promote change in violence and victimization. Reflecting this range, contributions to this volume are organized into five sections: legal responses to domestic violence, intervention with men who have perpetrated domestic violence, responses to women who have experienced domestic violence, restorative approaches to intimate partner violence, and a section on integrating intervention for domestic violence across systems. The book highlights advances in practice which will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students.

Intimate Partner Violence in New Orleans

Gender, Race, and Reform, 1840-1900

Author: Ashley Baggett

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 149681522X

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 9069


Ashley Baggett uncovers the voices of abused women who utilized the legal system in New Orleans to address their grievances from the antebellum era to the end of the nineteenth century. Poring over 26,000 records, Baggett analyzes 421 criminal cases involving intimate partner violence" physical or emotional abuse of a partner in a romantic relationship--revealing a significant demand among women, the community, and the courts for reform in the postbellum decades. Before the Civil War, some challenges and limits to the male privilege of chastisement existed, but the gendered power structure and the veil of privacy for families in the courts largely shielded abusers from criminal prosecution. However, the war upended gender expectations and increased female autonomy, leading to the demand for and brief recognition of women's right to be free from violence. Baggett demonstrates how postbellum decades offered a fleeting opportunity for change before the gender and racial expectations hardened with the rise of Jim Crow. Her findings reveal previously unseen dimensions of women's lives both inside and outside legal marriage and women's attempts to renegotiate power in relationships. Highlighting the lived experiences of these women, Baggett tracks how gender, race, and location worked together to define and redefine gender expectations and legal rights. Moreover, she demonstrates recognition of women's legal personhood as well as differences between northern and southern states" trajectories in response to intimate partner violence during the nineteenth century.

Intimate Partner Violence

Societal, Medical, Legal, and Individual Responses

Author: Sana Loue

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306475863

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 7784


It is clear that physical abuse is an integral component of some intimate relationships. This book addresses not the violence but our responses or lack of responses to that violation of personal integrity and the accompanying trauma. How partner violence is responded to, individually and collectively, may well determine whether the violence can be prevented or will cease once begun. This text is intended to serve as a basic resource for the student, clinician and researcher. It provides a summary of how we have responded to such violence in the past and presents potential future directions for research and prevention efforts.

Saintly Women

Medieval Saints, Modern Women, and Intimate Partner Violence

Author: Nancy Nienhuis,Beverly Mayne Kienzle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351183125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 3459


This ground-breaking volume assesses the contemporary epidemic of intimate partner violence and explores how and why cultural and religious beliefs serve to excuse battering and to work against survivors’ attempts to find safety. Theological interpretations of sacred texts have been used for centuries to justify or minimize violence against women. The authors recover historical and especially medieval narratives whose protagonists endure violence that is framed by religious texts or arguments. The medieval theological themes that redeem battering in saints’ lives—suffering, obedience, ownership and power—continue today in most religious traditions. This insightful book emphasizes Christian history and theology, but the authors signal contributions from interfaith studies to efforts against partner violence. Examining medieval attitudes and themes sharpens the readers’ understanding of contemporary violence against women. Analyzing both historical and contemporary narratives from a religious perspective grounds the unique approach of Nienhuis and Kienzle, one that forges a new path in grappling with partner violence. Medieval and contemporary narratives alike demonstrate that women in abusive relationships feel the burden of religious beliefs that enjoin wives to endure suffering and to maintain stable marriages. Religious leaders have reminded women of wives’ responsibility for obedience to husbands, even in the face of abuse. In some narratives, however, women create safe places for themselves. Moreover, some exemplary communities call upon religious belief to support their opposition to violence. Such models of historical resistance reveal precedents for response through intervention or protection.

Intimate Partner Violence

Effective Procedure, Response and Policy

Author: Elicka Sparks,Kit Gruelle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498783317

Category: Law

Page: 134

View: 7539


Written by experts with a combined 50 years of experience teaching and researching in the field of domestic abuse, Intimate Partner Violence: Effective Procedure, Response, and Policy provides practical instruction for practitioners and lay people responding to domestic violence, as well as ideas for policymakers working to create solutions to the violence. Narratives by victims of intimate partner abuse provide a framework from which students and practitioners can assess address problems of domestic abuse. This book focuses on what can be practically done to address the problem of domestic violence for individual practitioners as well as policymakers, lawmakers, and criminal justice practitioners.

Trauma-Informed Treatment and Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence

Author: Casey T. Taft,Christopher Mark Murphy,Suzannah K. Creech

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433822315

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 8229


Individuals who engage in intimate partner violence have high rates of previous exposure to trauma and, most notably, to childhood violence. While decades of research support this finding, most models of intimate partner violence and training programs for practitioners who work with these individuals fail to take into consideration the impact of trauma on relationship functioning. Such programs are thus often ineffective in preventing or reducing violent behaviour. The urgent need for programmes that give greater weight to trauma has been highlighted by the needs of returning military veterans who have experienced significant trauma and engage in intimate partner violence. This book provides mental health professionals the knowledge and skills they need to deliver effective treatment to individuals who engage in intimate partner violence. The authors draw on their extensive clinical experience as well as their own recent studies to help clinicians assess and intervene both with military personnel and civilians who belong to this ""hard to treat"" population. Their positive approach to treatment addresses trauma-related issues in those who experience intimate partner violence as well as those who engage in it. Clearly written and approachable, it provides guidelines for intervention with groups, couples, and individuals, providing much-needed answers to both common and unexpected clinical challenges. A comprehensive appendix features ready-to-use worksheets and forms for both practitioners and their clients, including: Common Reactions to Trauma Trauma Impact Questions Anger Analysis Form Roots of Your Communication Style Conflict Analysis Sheet

Gendered Justice

Intimate Partner Violence and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Venessa Garcia,Patrick McManimon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742566455

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Gendered Justice takes a unique, multi-layered look at the various elements that factor into our understanding of domestic violence and how the criminal justice system handles situations of domestic violence. The book focuses primarily on the role of gender, but also considers socio-economic status, race, age, education, and the relationship between the victim and criminal. Illustrated with case studies throughout, the book introduces major themes, such as the social construction of gender and victimology, as well as topics such as the portrayal of intimate partner violence in the media and how it shapes our understanding of violence.

Domestic Violence

A.K.A. Intimate Partner Violence (Ipv)

Author: Bernice R Kennedy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595883790

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 6079


Domestic violence is a prevalent public health problem in our society affecting thousands of women worldwide. This book is designed for healthcare providers, counselors, criminal justice staff in identifying and working with victims of domestic violence. This book focuses on issues related to domestic violence in the nation. In addition, it discusses a diversity of populations affected by domestic violence: teenagers, pregnant women, women in the workplace, lesbian and gay relationships, rural battered women, women with disabilities, immigrants women, welfare recipients, women and the military (i.e., enlisted women, spouses, intimate partners), and international violence issues. Strategies are provided for professionals working with victims of domestic violence.

Preventing intimate partner violence

Interdisciplinary perspectives

Author: Renzetti, Claire,Follingstad, Diane

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 144733308X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 760


How can we prevent intimate partner violence (IPV)? And how do we define and measure “success” in preventing it? This book brings together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of fields to examine innovative strategies and programs for preventing IPV. The authors discuss evaluations of current prevention efforts, paying particular attention to underserved groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugees. Among the issues addressed are primary prevention programs that target adolescents and young adults, strategies designed to engage men and boys, IPV screening in different settings, the impact of the criminalization of IPV on minority populations, restorative justice programs, interventions for women who use violence, and innovative shelter programming to prevent re-victimization. The volume concludes by identifying the gaps in knowledge about effective prevention and highlighting the most promising future directions for prevention research and strategies.

Preventing Partner Violence

Research and Evidence-based Intervention Strategies

Author: Daniel J. Whitaker,John R. Lutzker

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433804342

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

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In the past 30 years, the study of intimate partner violence (IPV) has advanced considerably. Previously, IPV was conceptualized narrowly as male physical violence against women due to a need for dominance. Now, experts realize that a variety of factors are associated with IPV and that IPV takes many formsfrom verbal abuse or slapping to highly violent physical abuse or rape. In addition, research shows that women are often the perpetrators of IPV. As a result, IPV interventions have shifted over time from gender-focused interventions to gender-neutral interventions, with an emphasis on empirical evidence. Preventing Partner Violence presents a comprehensive overview of the most up-to-date research on IPV. Leading experts in the field cover a large range of topics, including theory, risk factors, health effects, surveillance, prevention, and intervention. The editors emphasize understanding the development of IPV perpetration by itself and in the context of other risk factors. Above all, they demonstrate the complexity of IPV and the importance of taking an empirical approach to prevention and treatment. This cutting-edge book should be read by every IPV researcher and intervention provider. In addition, readers from the related fields of social work, criminal justice, victims rights, public health, nursing, medicine, and public policy will benefit from this outstanding collection.

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse

Author: Louise McOrmond Plummer,Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck,Patricia Easteal

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700655X

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 1949


Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) is the most common type of sexual violence and a common component of domestic violence, yet most cases go unreported and service responses are often inadequate. This book brings together advice for all those professionals working with individuals who have experienced IPSV and puts forward recommendations to tackle this prevalent form of sexual violence. With contributions from leading experts on IPSV, Intimate Partner Sexual Violence is a comprehensive guide to the subject which bridges the gap between research and practice. Multidisciplinary and international in approach, the book covers key issues salient to all professionals - the impact of IPSV, reproductive coercion, the physical and psychological indicators, possible consequences of taking a case to court, and best practice service responses. One section also addresses the risks and needs of IPSV victims in different contexts, such as those in same-sex or teenage relationships, immigrant victims, and those living in rural areas or in prison. This is an authoritative resource for all professionals who work with IPSV victims including counselors, social workers, refuge workers, victim advocates, mental health professionals, pastoral workers, lawyers, police, and health practitioners.