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Battered women"s justice the movement for clemency and the politics of self-defense by Patricia GagneМЃ

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Published by Twayne Publishers, Prentice Hall International in New York, London .
Written in English



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  • Abused women -- United States.,
  • Abused women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.,
  • Women murderers -- United States.,
  • Battered woman syndrome -- United States.,
  • Self-defense (Law) -- United States.,
  • Clemency -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-238) and index.

StatementPatricia Gagné.
SeriesSocial movements past and present
LC ClassificationsHV6626.2 .G34 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 245 p. :
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL357964M
ISBN 100805791507
LC Control Number98017893

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The third edition of the Battered Woman Syndrome integrates new research findings about the Battered Woman Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder together with the findings from thirty years ago when Walker first proposed such a syndrome. Six criteria have been found to constitute the Battered Woman Syndrome. These include the three groups of symptoms /5. Drawing on his ethnographic research in rural areas of Kentucky, the author of this book presents a thorough look at the experiences of battered women in rural communities. Neil Websdale demonstrates how rural patriarchy and an insidious ol’ boy’s network of law enforcement and local politics sustains and reproduces the subordinate. The number of women in local jails increased 44% between and and the women’s jail population is now 14 times higher today than it was in Since the number of women in U.S. prisons has increased by more than % and has outpaced men by more than 50%. As cited by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, fewer than battered women kill their batterers, while over women are killed by the men who batter them. 1,23,24 The most deadly time for a woman is when the batterer believes their relationship is over. Batterers often threaten to kill rather than to let their partner go.

The Battered Women’s Justice Project, a grantee of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, came to Susan’s aid when she needed it the most. Susan was arrested for domestic violence after having been abused for many years by her active duty military husband. Susan had never reported the abuse, however, so no documentation existed. Listening to Battered Women: A Survivor-Centered Approach to Advocacy, Mental Health, and Justice presents an in-depth, multidisciplinary look at society's responses to domestic violence. Though substantial reforms have been made in the services available to battered women since the s, the book shows how the public and private systems available to victims of Pages:   Battered woman syndrome is often accompanied by legal issues. Women who press charges against their abusers, for example, need to testify against them in court. Battered woman syndrome (BWS) is a pattern of signs and symptoms displayed by a woman who has suffered persistent intimate partner violence, whether psychological, physical, or sexual, from a (usually) male partner. It is classified in the ICD-9 (code ) as battered person syndrome, but is not in the DSM It may be diagnosed as a subcategory of posttraumatic .