The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics by Michelle L. MeloyThe Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics by Michelle L. Meloy

The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

byMichelle L. Meloy, Susan L. Miller

Paperback | December 24, 2010

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In The Victimization of Women, Michelle Meloy and Susan Miller present a balanced, comprehensive, and objective summary of the most significant research on the victimizations, violence, and victim politics that disproportionately affect women. They examine the history of violence againstwomen, the surrounding debates, the legal reforms and justice system outcomes, the related media and social-service responses, and the current science on intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. Plus, they augment these victimization findings with originalresearch on women convicted of domestic battery and men convicted of sexual abuse and other sex-related offenses. In these new data the authors explore the unanticipated consequences associated with changes to the laws governing domestic violence and the newer forms of sex-offender legislation. Bothof these investigations are based on qualitative data that involve in-depth offender-based interviews that probe the circumstances surrounding the arrests and victimizations involved in the cases, the significant legal issues, and their experiences with the criminal justice system.
Michelle L. Meloy is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, Camden. Susan L. Miller is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. Her recent books include Victims as Offenders and Criminal Justice Research and Practic...
Title:The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:December 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Drawing the Contours of Victim Dilemmas3. The Violent Victimization of Women: An Overview of Legal, Empirical and Measurement Issues4. Media, Gender, and Crime Victims5. Sexual Victimization: Offenders Speak out about their Victims6. How Battered Women Lose: Unintended Consequences of Well-Intentioned Legal and Criminal Justice Policies7. Assessing Where We Are, Where We Should Go and How Best to Get ThereNotesReferencesIndex