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Meloy, Michelle L
The victimization of women : law, policies, and politics / Michelle L. Meloy, Susan L. Miller
Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2011
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 3rd Floor  HV6250.4.W65 M425 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women -- Crimes against
Women -- Violence against
Victims of crimes
Victims of violent crimes
Sexual abuse victims
Physical Description 246 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-235) and index
Contents Introduction -- Drawing the contours of victim dilemmas -- The violent victimization of women : an overview of legal, empirical, and measurement issues -- 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
Summary In The Victimization of Women, Michelle Meloy and Susan Miller 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, The Victimization of Women makes great strides forward in understanding and ultimately combating violence against women
Alternate Author Miller, Susan L

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