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The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics by Michelle L. Meloy, Susan L. Miller 0199765103 9780199765102
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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.

Author: Michelle L. Meloy, Susan L. Miller

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2010-12-24

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