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Violence Against Women


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Introduction. Nancy Lombard and Lesley McMillan, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. 1. Coercive Control. Evan Stark, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. 2. The 'Three Planet Model': Towards an Understanding of Contradictions in Approaches to Women and Children's Safety in Contexts of Domestic Violence. Marianne Hester, University of Bristol, UK. 3. Domestic Violence, Safety and Child Contact in England: Hiding Violent Men in the Shadows of Parenting. Lorraine Radford, independent violence prevention researcher, UK. 4. Sexual Victimisation: Disclosure, Responses and Impact. Lesley McMillan. 5. Violence Against Sex Workers in the UK. Alison Phipps, University of Sussex, UK. 6. Love, Power and Control: Girls' Experiences of Relationship Exploitation and Violence. Christine Barter and Melanie McCarry, University of Bristol, UK. 7. Older Women and Domestic Abuse: Where Sexism and Ageism Intersect. Nancy Lombard and Marsha Scott, Engender, UK. 8. Intersecting Inequalities: Implications for Addressing Violence Against Black and Minority Ethnic Women in the United Kingdom. Aisha K. Gill, Roehampton University, UK. 9. Domestic Abuse in the UK: Why We Need to Understand Perpetrators. Elizabeth Gilchrist, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. 10. What About the Men? Understanding Men's Experiences of Domestic Abuse within a Gender-Based Model of Violence. Nancy Lombard. 11. Effecting Operational Change through Training: Challenges and Approaches. Nel Whiting, Scottish Women's Aid, Edinburgh, UK. 12. Partnership Working and Tackling Violence against Women: Pitfalls and Possibilities. Kirstein Rummery, University of Stirling, UK. 13. Taking Stock: Theory and Practice in Violence Against Women. Nancy Lombard and Lesley McMillan.

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Overview of current issues relating to the field of violence against women which synthesises the latest research findings and ideas for good practice in the field

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Lorraine Radford is Head of Research at the NSPCC in London.


This book is invaluable reading for all who are committed to ending domestic abuse, sexual violence and the exploitation of women. -- RCE+W Newsletter
Books which seek to both understand and explain violence against women are often hard to find. This excellent collection of articles from leading figures in the fields of social work, sociology, criminology and social policy is a must read. Superbly argued, policy-relevant and thoughtfully engaged in data and theory, Nancy Lombard and Lesley McMillan's collection provides the most effective reorientation of this most important of agendas. This book should be compulsory reading for all those committed to tackling domestic abuse, sexual violence and the many gender-based forms of exploitation. -- Professor David Gadd, Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manchester University School of Law, UK
This timely collection revitalises knowledge and understanding of abuse and gender violence in personal life. Carefully chosen examples indicate possibilities of practical remedy. Essential reading for scholars, practitioners, policy makers and all who care. -- Professor Lynn Jamieson, University of Edinburgh and Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, UK
Lombard and McMillan have compiled a collection of cutting-edge, translational works by leading researchers of violence against women. Together, they provide a comprehensive analysis of gender-based violence that moves us beyond statistics to real-world applications. Students, faculty, practitioners, and most importantly, survivors of violent victimization will find value in each of these chapters. -- Claire M. Renzetti, Ph.D., Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair, Center for Research on Violence Against Women, Professor of Sociology, University of Kentucky, USA

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