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Sourcebook on Violence Against Women


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Part I: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Researching Violence against Women Chapter 1: A Brief History of Anti-Violence Against Women Movements in the United States - Gretchen Arnold & Jami Ake In the Field: When Victims of Battering are Charged with Crimes - Sue Osthoff Current Controversies: Coercive Control - Evan Stark Chapter 2: Explaining Violence Against Women within the Context of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) - Angela Gover, Tara Richards, & Maria Patterson Current Controversies: Substance Use and Intimate Partner Violence - Larry Bennett Chapter 3: The Challenges of Measuring Violence Against Women - Diane Follingstad Current Controversies: Are Women Really as Violent as Men? The "Gender Symmetry" Controversy - Sherry Hamby Part II: Types of Violence Against Women - Susan Miller, LeeAnn Iovanni Chapter 4: Rape and Sexual Assault on Campus, in Diverse Populations, and in the Spotlight - Tracy Hipp & Sarah Cook Current Controversies: Disadvantage as a Catalyst for Sexual Victimization - Callie Marie Rennison Chapter 5: Intimate Partner Violence - Alesha Durfee In the Field: A Luxurious Reflection on Fearlessness - Sudha Shetty Current Controversies: Gender-Based Violence Immigrant and Refugee Woman: Heightened Vulnerabilities and Barriers to Help Seeking - Anita Raj & Jennifer Yore Chapter 6: Sexual Harassment is Still Violence Against Women at Work - Phoebe Morgan Chapter 7: Gender-based Violence in Schools - Laura Agnich, Jun Sung Hong, & Anthony Peguero Current Controversies: Technology-facilitated Sexual Violence and Harassment - Nicola Henry & Anastasia Powell Chapter 8: Sexual Victimization and Domestic Violence against Elderly Women - Michelle Meloy & Nicole Cunningham Chapter 9: Human Trafficking: A Spotlight on Sex Trafficking - Dominque Roe-Sepowitz & Kristine Hickle In the Field: Working to End Sex Trafficking - Eliza Reock Current Controversies: Pornography and Violence Against Women - Matthew Ezzell Part III: Programs That Work Chapter 10: Innovative Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Violence - LeeAnn Iovanni, Susan Miller & Emily Rowe In the Field: Would You Rather Be Right or Effective? - Dorothy Edwards Chapter 11: Innovative Criminal Justice Responses to Intimate Partner Violence - Leigh Goodmark Current Controversies: Economic Empowerment Programs for Women Who Have Experience Abuse - Claire Renzetti Chapter 12: Programs for Children Exposed to Violence - Claire Crooks, Peter Jaffe, Caely Dunlop Chapter 13: Innovative Health Care Responses to Violence against Women - Elizabeth Miller & Michele Decker In the Field: Working to Make a Difference - Debi Cain Current Controversies: Programs for Women Who Have Used Force in Intimate Relationships - Lisa Larance Chapter 14: Engaging Men in Violence Prevention - Richard Tolman, Tova Walsh & Jeffrey Edleson In the Field: Intervening with Men Who Batter - David Garvin Chapter 15: Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence: Moving from Core to Comprehensive Services - Stephanie Townsend & Rebecca Campbell Current Controversies: Coercive Control - Evan Stark

About the Author

Claire M. Renzetti, PhD, is the Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Kentucky. She is editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal, Violence Against Women; co-editor with Jeffrey Edleson of the Interpersonal Violence book series for Oxford University Press; and editor of the Gender and Justice book series for University of California Press. She has authored or edited 25 books as well as numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals. Much of her research has focused on the violent victimization experiences of socially and economically marginalized women. Her current research includes studies examining the relationship between religiosity and intimate partner violence perpetration, an evaluation of a horticultural therapy program at a shelter for battered women, and a study of potential jurors' prototypes of sex trafficking victims and perpetrators. She has held elected and appointed leadership positions in national and regional professional organizations, and has been honored with awards for her work to improve the quality of life and the health and safety of women. Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD, is Dean and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare. He is Professor Emeritus in the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and founding director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. He has published more than 130 articles and 12 books on domestic violence, group work, and program evaluation. Edleson recently served on the US National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Raquel Kennedy Bergen is a Professor of Sociology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her BS from Saint Joseph's University in Sociology and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly publications and nine books on violence against women including, Wife Rape: Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers; and Issues in Intimate Violence. With Claire Renzetti and Jeff Edleson she edited, Sourcebook on Violence Against Women and Violence Against Women: Classic Statements. She co-edited Violence Against Women: Readings from Social Problems with Claire Renzetti. She is the current Chair of Gender Studies at Saint Joseph's and the faculty moderator for the Rape Education Prevention Program. Her area of expertise is sexual violence in intimate partnerships and she regularly provides workshops around the country to domestic violence and rape crisis programs to address this form of violence. She has volunteered as an advocate for battered women and sexual assault survivors for the past 27 years. Her current research continues in the field of violence against women-analyzing the intersection of women's experiences of physical, sexual and emotional violence with their partners during pregnancy.


"The text is geared towards an approach to interdisciplinary undergraduate studies (human services, psychology, social work, criminal justice) and offers broad coverage of issues pertaining to violence against women. The authors leave no stones uncovered from creating awareness about research on victims to batterer interventions."

-- Diana L. Bruns

"I think it is important for students to view the issues beyond their life stories and see them through the view of practitioners, the courts, and law enforcement-this book does that!"

-- Carolyn Slotten

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