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In and around Agencies
In and around agencies

After violence a number of things may happen. The woman may or may not take action. Other people - family, friends, neighbours, children - may or may not respond. Such responses may challenge and oppose that violence or may do little, if anything, to stop further violence. Violence may or may not be noticed, named and made public. Thus one major response is silence and not noticing: non-response is a response. Another response is contact with an agency, statutory or voluntary. This chapter reviews these agency contacts by summarizing their basic pattern; considering the particular issues raised in the main types of agency; and concluding with analysis of the relationship of internal organizational dynamics and men's violence to known ...

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