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When Battered Women Kill

Author : Angela Browne
ISBN : 9781439118658
Genre : Psychology
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A compassionate look at 42 battered women who felt "locked in with danger and so desperate that they killed a man they loved"; scholarly and compelling.
Category: Psychology

Terrifying Love

Author : Lenore E. Walker
ISBN : 0060920068
Genre : Psychology
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A pioneer in the study of battered women analyzes, based on case histories, the complex forces that drive some abused women to murder and discusses the legal and emotional aftermath of the killing
Category: Psychology

Battered Women Who Kill

Author : Charles Patrick Ewing
ISBN : UOM:39015035332462
Genre : Law
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Category: Law

Self Defense And Battered Women Who Kill

Author : Robbin S. Ogle
ISBN : 0275967115
Genre : Social Science
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Details a new social interaction theory and teaches judges, attorneys, advocates, and academics how to apply it in a trial setting.
Category: Social Science

When Women Kill

Author : Belinda Morrissey
ISBN : 9781134510689
Genre : Social Science
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Why are we so reluctant to believe that women can mean to kill? Based on case-studies from the US, UK and Australia, this book looks at the ways in which female killers are constructed in the media, in law and in feminist discourse almost invariably as victims rather than actors in the crimes they commit. Morrissey argues that by denying the possibility of female agency in crimes of torture, rape and murder, feminist theorists are, with the best of intentions, actually denying women the full freedom to be human. Case studies cover among others the battered wife, Pamela Sainsbury, who garrotted her husband as he slept, the serial killer, Aileen Wournos, who killed seven middle-aged men in Florida between 1989 and 1990, Tracey Wiggington, the so-called "lesbian vampire killer", and Karla Homolka who helped her husband kill two teenage girls in St. Catherines Ontario in 1993.
Category: Social Science

The Battered Woman Syndrome Fourth Edition

Author : Lenore E. A. Walker, EdD
ISBN : 9780826170996
Genre : Psychology
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With its focus on the connection between health and mental health symptoms, this seminal, groundbreaking work continues to forge new directions in the field of domestic violence. Describing a condition that is the basis for the battered woman defense--cited in cases of physically and psychologically abused women who have killed their abusers--it continues to be used as a defense to explain premeditated assault or murder. Completely updated, the fourth edition reflects the significant changes in the field since the book was last published, incorporating Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidelines on health care and domestic violence and data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. It examines new research regarding battered women and cross-cultural and cross-national issues, and includes several new chapters addressing issues ranging from murder--suicide in domestic violence cases to proposed legislation and congressional resolutions. The fourth edition provides new findings worldwide that reinforce the cycle theory of violence. It reflects new research on traumatic responses, and addresses trauma-informed and trauma-specific psychotherapy, interventions with youth in juvenile detention centers, information from government task forces regarding children exposed to violence and juvenile justice, and new findings regarding the application of psychology to the legal system. Entirely new to the fourth edition is a section about reforming family court and divorce presumptions. This is crucial reading for nearly all health and mental health workers who may be called upon to ask clients about experiences of domestic violence and must respond knowledgeably and effectively. New to the Fourth Edition: Fully revised and updated Incorporates ACA guidelines on health care and domestic violence Includes data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study Addresses findings regarding battered women and cross-cultural and cross-national issuesNew chapter on murder--suicide in domestic violence cases New chapter on trauma treatment for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) New chapter on human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children New chapter on false confessions of battered women
Category: Psychology

Battered Woman Syndrome As A Legal Defense

Author : Brenda L. Russell
ISBN : 9780786460045
Genre : Social Science
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The use of the battered woman syndrome defense in the courts is controversial, particularly when women turn to homicide in response to a partner’s abuse. Scholars worry that the syndrome has created a standard to which all battered women are compared. This book provides a comprehensive examination of the evolution of the syndrome, its effectiveness in court, and the contributions made by psychologists and legal scholars to aid our understanding of the use of battered woman syndrome evidence in trials of abused women who kill. Of particular interest is the influence of history, gender roles, and stereotypes in the evaluation of defendants who claim to suffer from the syndrome.
Category: Social Science

Finding Their Voices

Author : Amy Lou Busch
ISBN : UOM:39015043763435
Genre : Social Science
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The few studies that exist on battered women who have killed focus on what psychologists, attorneys, and academics have to say about their conduct. To date, there has been no study of how the women perceive themselves and their actions, and how they feel about the labels that have been applied to them. The voices of women who have killed their abusers must be brought into this debate. The life stories of these women can inform the theory used to describe them, illuminating disjunctions between the battered woman syndrome and their own explanations for their actions.
Category: Social Science

Convicted Survivors

Author : Elizabeth Dermody Leonard
ISBN : 9780791488881
Genre : Social Science
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Explores the experiences of women imprisoned for killing their male abusers and their treatment by the criminal justice system.
Category: Social Science

When Women Kill

Author : Belinda Morrissey
ISBN : 041526006X
Genre : Medical
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Why are we so reluctant to believe that women can mean to kill? Based on case-studies from the US, UK and Australia, this book looks at the ways in which female killers are constructed in the media, in law and in feminist discourse almost invariably as victims rather than actors in the crimes they commit. Morrissey argues that by denying the possibility of female agency in crimes of torture, rape and murder, feminist theorists are, with the best of intentions, actually denying women the full freedom to be human. Case studies cover among others the battered wife, Pamela Sainsbury, who garrotted her husband as he slept, the serial killer, Aileen Wournos, who killed seven middle-aged men in Florida between 1989 and 1990, Tracey Wiggington, the so-called "lesbian vampire killer", and Karla Homolka who helped her husband kill two teenage girls in St. Catherines Ontario in 1993.
Category: Medical

The Criminal Law Defences Available To Battered Women Who Kill Their Abusers A Psycho Legal Analysis

Author : Sara Vincenzotti
ISBN : 9783346238429
Genre : Social Science
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject Sociology - Law, Delinquency, Abnormal Behavior, University of Newcastle, course: LLB Law, language: English, abstract: This paper will focus on explaining why trying to categorize "Battered Woman Syndrome Cases" under one defense is not only simplistic, but naive and unjustified. The defenses available to battered women who kill should be specific to the circumstances of the case, as violence which occurs in an intimate and private sphere cannot be adequately understood unless it is analyzed in its specific context. There is a clear difference between women who kill their abusers as a result of their psychological state, and those who do so by exercising their lawful right to self-defense. For this reason, it will concentrate on the distinctions between battered women who suffer from BWS and kill their abusers in non-confrontational situations, and battered women who do not suffer from BWS and kill in confrontational situations.
Category: Social Science

Battered Women And Violent Crime

Author : Rachel Zimmer Schneider
ISBN : OCLC:156913814
Genre : Marital violence
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"When battered women kill their abusive partners they generally do so in self-defense. However, self-defense law never took women's experiences with domestic violence into account. It was not until 1990 that certain states began to allow expert testimony on Battered Woman Syndrome in self-defense trials. Because of this change in law, several states granted clemency to small numbers of incarcerated battered women (Gagné 1998). While the research on battered women who received clemency is minimal (Gagné 1998; Beattie and Shaunessy 2000), there has been no research on the women who applied for clemency and were denied. Using existing interview data with battered women who applied for clemency in 1990 as a starting point, this dissertation involved first time and follow up interviews with women who were part of the clemency applicant pool in 1990. Findings indicate that the women's lives prior to prison were filled with multiple types of abuse. The turning point to kill came when they felt their only choice was to kill or be killed and/or they feared for their children's lives. During their time in prison they became active in domestic violence support groups which enabled them to apply for clemency. The twelve women denied clemency still remain in prison serving life sentences and have become extremely active within the prison by starting different groups (i.e. yoga, choir, and fund-raising for charities). these women shifted their sense of self from victims to survivors and saw prison as a place of safety and freedom. However, this newfound sense of self conflicted with the structure of the prison and the women often felt they were repeatedly victimized. The six women granted clemency struggled with having a felony conviction and found it affected employment and housing options, as well as their own sense of self-worth. Those without family support were more susceptible to criminal activity after prison and were more likely to report problems with substance abuse. They struggled to reconnect with their children and saw improvement in their relationships over time. Lastly, they viewed themselves as survivors and talked about teaching others how to live violence free."--Iii-iv.
Category: Marital violence

Getting Away With Murder

Author : Raoul Felder
ISBN : 9780684833330
Genre : Social Science
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Criticizes the practices of police and the judicial system with regard to domestic violence and charges that advocates for battered women hinder efforts to prevent abuse
Category: Social Science

The Battered Woman Syndrome Third Edition

Author : Lenore E. A. Walker, EdD
ISBN : 0826143156
Genre : Psychology
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"This is an excellent book, written by the foremost authority in the field. [It] is easy to read and does a nice job integrating theory and research." Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's Walker's seminal, groundbreaking book The Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) has forged new directions in the field of domestic violence for over 30 years. Now, the highly anticipated, third edition offers thoroughly updated and revised research on key topics, including posttraumatic stress disorder, learned helplessness or learned optimism, the cycle theory of violence, and much more. This third edition presents updated data generated from the newly modified Battered Woman Syndrome Questionnaire (BWSQ). With a new focus on culture and ethnicity, these data detail the experiences of foreign women who either live in their country of origin or the U.S. Like its popular predecessors, this new edition serves as a valuable resource for both professional counselors and students studying domestic violence. Discussions on the revised criteria for the BWS and PTSD: Posttraumatic stress and re-experiencing the trauma High levels of anxiety and arousal Emotional numbing, avoidance behaviors, and depression Disrupted interpersonal relationships Distorted body image and physical illnesses Sexual issues, including feelings of guilt, shame, and jealousy Key topics discussed: Attachment issues for battered women and the men who batter them Substance abuse and addiction Risk factors for further abuse Women in prison and battered women who kill their abusive partners in self-defense The Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP) which helps women better understand how the violence has impacted their lives
Category: Psychology

Gender Discrepancy In Law

Author : Stephanie Shannon Hart
ISBN : OCLC:48505619
Genre : Abused women
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Category: Abused women

Spiral Of Entrapment

Author : Hallie Ludsin
ISBN : 1770090541
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Extrait de la couverture : "Debunking the myths about domestic violence - in defence of battered women who kill : *why do men abuse?, *why don't abused women leave them?, *why do some women kill?, *and why they qualify for legal defence? The Justice for Women Campaign was initiated in 1998 by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. As its name suggests, the campaign seeks to promote the just and equitable treatments of battered women who have killed their abusive partners. The Campaign has three main goals : reforming legal defences to murder and sentencing guidelines ; establishing a review mechanism to allow for the early release of women who have killed abusive partners ; and providing legal and support services to women assisted by the Campaign."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Battered Women As Survivors

Author : Edward W. Gondolf
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035111108
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Category: Family & Relationships