RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 646111409 LA English T1 The victimization of women : law, policies, and politics A1 Meloy, Michelle L., Miller, Susan L., PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York, N.Y. YR 2011 SN 9780199765102 0199765103 9780199765119 0199765111 AB 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 harassment, sexual assault, and rape. They augment these victimization findings with original research 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. Based on qualitative data involving in-depth, offender-based interviews, and analyzing the circumstances surrounding arrests, victimizations, and experiences with the criminal justice system, this book makes great strides forward in understanding and ultimately combating violence against women. -- From back cover.