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Violence Against Older Women, Volume II


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List of Contributors

Chapter One - Introduction

Chapter Two - Promoting justice for older victims of Domestic Violence

Chapter Three - Practitioner preparedness for working with older women

Chapter Four - They come with a package of issues

Chapter Five - Overcoming barriers: exploring specialist interventions for supporting older women to escape domestic violence and abuse

Chapter Six - Sexual violence against older women: documenting the practices of aged care service providers

Chapter Seven - Quality of life of abused older women: moderating influence of coping mechanisms

Chapter Eight - Serious Leisure as a strategy to reduce loneliness and social isolation: A preventive response to elderly women abuse

Chapter Nine - Empowering Older Women: Social Work Intervention with Survivors of Violence

Chapter Ten - Conclusion

About the Author

Hannah Bows is Assistant Professor in Criminal Law at Durham Law School, Deputy Director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) and Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Her research interests are located within the areas of violence against women, gender and crime, victimology and feminist socio-legal theories. Over the last six years her work has mainly focused on violence crime against older people in the UK which has included projects examining domestic violence, sexual violence and, more recently, homicide. She is currently the PI on a British Academy funded project examining sexual violence and harassment at UK music festivals. Hannah is the Chair of Age UK Teesside and sits as a magistrate on the County Durham and Darlington bench. She is also Deputy Chair of the British Society of Criminology (BSC) Victims Network.

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