Sourcebook on Violence Against Women

Sourcebook on Violence Against Women

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NEW TO THIS EDITION: • New chapters on the history of anti-violence against women movements, gender-based violence in schools, violence against elderly women, and human trafficking deepen student understanding of important issues. • A new Part III: Programs that Work explores innovative prevention and intervention programs that evaluation studies have shown to have positive outcomes for both victims and perpetrators. • New In the Field autobiographical essays written by leaders who work at the grassroots level expose students to the diverse work being done on the front lines of the anti-violence against women movement and seek to inspire students to see themselves doing this vital work. • New boxed sections on current controversies explore current topics being debated in the field and present empirical evidence to help students evaluate the issues addressed. Issues include: coercive control; substance use; gender symmetry; economic disadvantage as a catalyst for sexual victimization; gender-based violence against immigrant and refugee women; technology-facilitated violence and harassment; pornography; economic empowerment programs; and programs for women who have used force against intimate partners. • New discussion questions and resources for further study at the end of each chapter and each boxed section help promote critical thinking, stimulate classroom discussion, and encourage further exploration of key topics. KEY FEATURES: • Brief, chapter-opening introductions provide readers important background to better prepare for upcoming material. • Well-known editors and contributors across a span of disciplines, including social work, criminology, and sociology, ensure the highest quality contributions for studying violence against women.

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