Helping Battered Women: New Perspectives and Remedies

Paperback | January 1, 1996

EditorAlbert R. Roberts

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Women battering is one of the most pervasive and dangerous problems in American society today. An estimated 8.7 million women fall victim to violence in their own homes each year. Helping Battered Women provides students with the most current, empirically-based and realistic overview ofpolicies and intervention methods, combining a rich array of perspectives by internationally recognized professors and scholars in the fields of social work, criminology, and clinical psychology. The authors provide cogent and clear arguments for advocacy and social change in such places as batteredwomen's shelters, police precincts, state legislatures, family courts, and criminal courts. The book focuses on a full range of policies and programs which include case management service models, 24-hour hotlines and crisis intervention programs, social worker-police collaboration, mandated arrestof batterers, electronic technology, and group/play therapy for the children of battered women, methods which are all effective in breaking the inter-generational cycle of abuse.

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Women battering is one of the most pervasive and dangerous problems in American society today. An estimated 8.7 million women fall victim to violence in their own homes each year. Helping Battered Women provides students with the most current, empirically-based and realistic overview ofpolicies and intervention methods, combining a ric...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.06 × 9.25 × 0.71 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ForewordJudge Marjory D. Fields: PART I: SOCIAL ACTION, RESEARCH, AND POLICY REFORMS1. Albert R. Roberts: Introduction: Myths and Realities Regarding Battered Women2. Susan E. Roche and Pam J. Sadoski: Social Action for Battered Women3. Albert R. Roberts: A Comparative Analysis of Incarcerated Battered Women and a Community Sample of Battered Women4. Patricia Brownell: Social Work and Criminal Justice Responses to Elder Abuse in New York City5. Diane C. Dwyer, Paul R. Smokowski, John C. Bricout, and John S. Wodarski: Domestic Violence and Woman Battering: Theories and Practice ImplicationsPART II: CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESPONSES6. Albert R. Roberts: Police Responses to Battered Women: Past, Present, and Future7. Albert R. Roberts: Court Responses to Battered Women8. Lisa A. Frisch and Joseph M. Caruso: The Criminalization of Woman Battering: Planned Change Experiences in New York State9. Mindy B. Mechanic: Battered Women, Homicide and the Legal SystemPART III: ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION, AND SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS10. Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Cheryl Resnick, and Nora B. Krause: Shelter-Based Crisis Intervention with Battered Women11. Bonnie E. Carlson: Children of Battered Women: Research, Programs and Services12. Patricia Petretic-Jackson and Thomas Jackson: Mental Health Interventions with Battered Women13. Theresa M. Zubretsky and Karla M. Digirotama: The False Connection between Adult Domestic Violence and Alcohol14. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago: Latino Battered Women: Barriers to Service Delivery and Cultural ConsiderationsAnn A. Abbott: Epilogue: Helping Battered WomenAuthor indexSubject index

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"[T]his outstanding book...provides a wealth of practical information and insights for practitioners, administrators and trainers in the field of family violence. The authors provide up-to-date information on federal and state laws, policies, and programs aimed at reducing women abuse. Ihighly recommend this book..."--Marjory D. Fields, Supervising Judge,Family Court of the State of New York, County of the Bronx (from the Foreword)