Men Who Batter by Nancy Nason-ClarkMen Who Batter by Nancy Nason-Clark

Men Who Batter

byNancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend

Hardcover | October 29, 2014

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Men who act abusively have their own story to tell, a journey that often begins in childhood, ripens in their teenage years, and takes them down paths they were hoping to never travel. Men Who Batter recounts the journey from the point of view of the men themselves. The men's accounts of their lives are told within a broader framework of the agency where they have attended groups, and the regional coordinated community response to domestic violence, which includes the criminal justice workers (e.g., probation, parole, judges), and those who staff shelters andwork in advocacy. Based on interview data with this wide array of professionals, we are able to examine how one community, in one western state, responds to men who batter.Interwoven with this rich and colorful portrayal of the journey of abusive men, we bring twenty years of fieldwork with survivors and those who walk alongside them as they seek safety, healing and wholeness for themselves and their children. Women who have been victimized by the men they love oftenhold out hope that, if only their abusers could be held accountable and receive intervention, the violence will stop and their own lives will improve dramatically as a result. While the main purpose of Men Who Batter is to highlight the stories of men, told from their personal point of view, it iscountered by reality checks from their own case files and those professionals who have worked with them. And finally, interspersed within its pages is another theme: finding religious faith or spiritual activity in unlikely places.
Nancy Nason-Clark, Ph.D., is a Professor (and Chair) of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. She is the author or editor of over 10 books, including No Place for Abuse (2nd ed., 2010 with Catherine Clark Kroeger), The Battered Wife (1997) and the co-edited collection, Understanding Abuse: Partnering for Change (2004)...
Title:Men Who BatterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199351864

ISBN - 13:9780199351862

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Childhood3. Intimate Realtionships4. Living Dangerously5. Caught in the Act and Before the Courts6. Doing Time and Being Monitored7. Checking In and Doing the Work8. Accountable9. Hope or Despair?AppendicesReferencesIndex