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Free Battered Women

Linda Field and Andrea Bible

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0067
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Of the nearly 12,000 women incarcerated in California's state prisons in 2007, the vast majority have survived physical, sexual, emotional, and economic abuse by an intimate partner before entering ... More


A Former Battered Woman Celebrating Life After

Lorrie Sue McClary

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0074
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, the author, a former battered woman, narrates her experience from the time she was released from prison on parole on October 24, 2005 after a few delays, to her finally coming home ... More


Battering Court Syndrome: A Structural Critique of “Failure to Protect”

Alisa Bierria and Colby Lenz

in The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479805648
eISBN:
9781479888733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805648.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The integral relationship between carceral violence and gender violence has led to the criminalization of thousands of survivors. The criminal prosecution of domestic violence survivors for being ... More


Battered Women's Protective Strategies: Stronger Than You Know

Sherry Hamby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199873654
eISBN:
9780199369645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873654.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

It is well known that many victims of domestic violence do not follow the conventional advice of the advocacy community. They do not call the police. They do not go to shelters or if they do go to ... More


Defining Domestic Violence

Leigh Goodmark

in A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the legal definition of domestic violence and how it was influenced by the work of psychologist Lenore Walker, who introduced the cycle of violence theory in her book, The ... More


Moments of Aging: Revising Mother Nature in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

Katherine Sedon

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that in Mrs. Dalloway (1925) Woolf revises the Mother Nature archetype of the youthful, fertile woman to better fit her perceptions and experiences of aging. Through the novel's ... More


Empowerment Politics and Access to Justice

Elizabeth L. MacDowell

in The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479805648
eISBN:
9781479888733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805648.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines how domestic violence advocates and activists conceptualize empowerment, and the implications for low-income survivors seeking protection orders in family courts. Findings from ... More


2 Defining Domestic Violence

Leigh Goodmark

in A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the legal definition of domestic violence and how it was influenced by the work of psychologist Lenore Walker, who introduced the cycle of violence theory in her book, The ... More


Emergent Research and Practice Trends in Contextually Addressing the Complexity of Women’s Use of Force

Lisa Y. Larance and Susan L. Miller

in Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447333050
eISBN:
9781447333104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333050.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter provides an overview of the research on and community-based programmatic responses to battered women’s use of force in their intimate heterosexual relationships. The chapter highlights ... More


The ‘discovery’ of marital violence, 1960–80

Cara Diver

in Marital Violence in Post-Independence Ireland, 1922-96: 'A Living Tomb for Women'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526120113
eISBN:
9781526146670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526120120.00010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the ‘discovery’ of marital violence in the late twentieth-century. Previously subsumed in a culture of silence, marital violence became a matter of public and political interest ... More


‘Deserve’s got [everything] to do with it’: property, process, and justice in Unforgiven

Justin A. Joyce

in Gunslinging justice: The American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126160
eISBN:
9781526138743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a reading of Unforgiven (1992), situating this film within a paradigmatic shift in the extension of due process protections for minorities, and the transformation of American ... More


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