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The victimization of women : law, policies, and politics

Author: Michelle L Meloy; Susan L Miller
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work the authors present a balanced and comprehensive summary of the most significant research on the victimizations, violence, and victim politics that disproportionately affect women. They examine the history of violence against women, the surrounding debates, the legal reforms, the related media and social-service responses, and the current science on intimate-partner violence, stalking, sexual  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle L Meloy; Susan L Miller
ISBN: 9780199765102 0199765103 9780199765119 0199765111
OCLC Number: 646111409
Description: [ix], 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Drawing the contours of victim dilemmas --
The violent victimization of women: an overview of legal, empirical, and measurement issues (written by LeeAnn Iovanni) --
Media, gender, and crime victims --
Sexual victimization: offenders speak out about their victims --
How battered women lose: unintended consequences of well-intentioned legal and criminal justice policies --
Assessing where we are, where we should go, and how best to get there.
Responsibility: Michelle L. Meloy, Susan L. Miller.

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"Meloy and Miller strategically and clearly tackle the complexities and variations in women's victimization through an interdisciplinary lens, making their excellent points with careful documentation Read more...

 
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