eBook Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence and Abuse, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610690028
  • ISBN-13: 9781610690027
  • DDC: 362.82
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 950 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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An estimated 1,300 to 1,800 Americans are murdered by intimate partners each year. Far from being a problem that only impacts women, domestic violence hurts society as a whole both socially as well as financially, with an estimated direct and indirect cost of nearly $6 billion annually in the United States. This book provides a timely and thorough reference for educators, students, scholars and activists seeking to better understand the global issue of domestic abuse. The entries document the history of the domestic violence prevention movement, provide explanations for abuse, identify warning signs of hidden abuse, describe types of victims and offenders, and supply information on interventions and prevention programs. Written by an array of experts in the field, the book also integrates the personal stories of survivors and addresses abuse as a global issue by covering topics such as acid attacks and female genital mutilation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Timeline of Significant Events Related to Domestic Violence and Abuse.
1: Acid Throwing.
2: Africa and Domestic Abuse.
3: AIDS and Domestic Violence.
4: Alaska Natives and Domestic Abuse.
5: Alcohol and Domestic Abuse.
6: Ali, Somy.
7: American Medical Association (AMA).
8: Amnesty International.
9: Anger Management and Domestic Abuse.
10: Animal Abuse and Domestic Abuse.
11: Asia and Domestic Abuse.
12: Athletes and Domestic Abuse.
13: Avon Corporation.
14: Battered Woman Syndrome.
15: Batterer Intervention Programs.
16: Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
17: Biological and Psychological Theories about Domestic Abuse.
18: The Body Shop.
19: Break the Cycle.
20: Brides Walk.
21: Bullying and Domestic Abuse.
22: Bystander Intervention Programs.
23: The Caribbean and Domestic Abuse.
24: Castle Rock v. Gonzales Case.
25: Celebrities and Domestic Abuse.
26: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
27: Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse.
28: Children, Impact of Domestic Abuse on.
29: Christianity and Domestic Abuse.
30: College-Aged Victims.
31: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
32: Courts and Domestic Abuse.
33: Crisis Lines.
34: Culturally Competent Services.
35: Cycle of Violence.
36: Demographic and Health Surveys.
37: Deshaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services Case.
38: Disabilities and Domestic Abuse.
39: Disasters and Domestic Violence.
40: Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Program.
41: Dowry Killings.
42: Drugs and Domestic Abuse.
43: Duluth Model.
44: Economic Recession and Domestic Abuse.
45: Educational Programs.
46: Effects of Domestic Violence.
47: Elder Abuse.
48: End Violence Against Women (EVAW) International.
49: Equality Now.
50: Europe and Domestic Abuse.
51: Failure to Protect.
52: Family Structure and Domestic Abuse.
53: Family Violence, Risk Factors for.
54: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
55: Female Perpetrators.
56: Feminism and Domestic Abuse.
57: Films and Domestic Abuse.
58: Financial Abuse.
59: Forced Marriage and Domestic Abuse.
60: Funding for Domestic Violence Services.
61: Futures Without Violence.
62: Gender-Related Theories.
63: Global Fund for Women.
64: Grassroots Movements.
65: Health Effects of Domestic Abuse.
66: History of U.S. Domestic Violence before 1970.
67: History of U.S. Domestic Violence Developments, 1970s.
68: History of U.S. Domestic Violence Developments, 1980s.
69: History of U.S. Domestic Violence Developments, 1990s.
70: History of U.S. Domestic Violence Developments, 2000s.
71: Honor Killings.
72: Hospital and Medical Records and Domestic Abuse.
73: Housing and Domestic Abuse.
74: Hughes, Francine.
75: Human Trafficking.
76: Immigrant Victims of Domestic Abuse.
77: Incite!.
78: India and Domestic Abuse.
79: International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA).
80: Islam and Domestic Abuse.
81: Judaism and Domestic Abuse.
82: Katz, Jackson.
83: Kimmel, Michael.
84: Kivel, Paul.
85: Kristof, Nicholas and Sheryl WuDunn.
86: Latin America and Domestic Abuse.
87: Legislation and Policies, Dating Violence.
88: Legislation and Policies, Domestic Abuse.
89: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Victims.
90: Linguistic Analysis of Verbal Abuse.
91: Liz Claiborne Inc..
92: Mai, Mukhtar.
93: Male Victims of Domestic Abuse.
94: Mam, Somaly.
95: Mandatory Arrest Policies.
96: Mary Kay Corporation.
97: Mediation and Domestic Abuse.
98: Men’s Efforts Against Domestic Abuse.
99: Middle and Upper Classes and Domestic Abuse.
100: The Middle East and Domestic Abuse.
101: The Military and Domestic Violence.
102: Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment.
103: Mortality Review Boards and Domestic Abuse.
104: Music and Domestic Abuse.
105: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).
106: National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
107: National Domestic Violence Hotline.
108: National Family Violence Survey.
109: National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV).
110: National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS).
111: National Organization for Women (NOW).
112: National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.
113: Native Americans and Domestic Abuse.
114: News Media and Domestic Abuse.
115: Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and Domestic Abuse.
116: Nonprofit Organizations and Domestic Abuse.
117: Nonviolence Theories and Domestic Abuse.
118: North America and Domestic Abuse.
119: Outreach Services.
120: Patriarchy and Domestic Abuse.
121: Personal Narrative: Kristin Franklin.
122: Personal Narrative: Lauren Pilnick.
123: Personal Narrative: Patricia.
124: Personal Narrative: Sabrina.
125: Physicians, Health-Care Providers, and Domestic Abuse.
126: Pizzey, Erin.
127: Policing Domestic Abuse.
128: Pregnancy and Domestic Abuse.
129: Prevention Institute.
130: Prisons and Domestic Abuse.
131: Psychological Effects of Domestic Abuse.
132: Reproductive Coercion.
133: Restraining Orders and Personal Protection Orders.
134: Runaway and Homeless Youth.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Schechter, Susan.
2: Self-Defense, Homicides, and Domestic Abuse.
3: Self-Defense, Legal Issues.
4: Shelters for Domestic Abuse Victims.
5: Simpson, O. J. Case.
6: Social and Societal Effects of Domestic Abuse.
7: Social Change Movements.
8: Sociological Theories about Domestic Abuse.
9: South America and Domestic Abuse.
10: South and Southeast Asia and Domestic Abuse.
11: Spiritual Abuse.
12: Stalking.
13: Straus, Murray.
14: Support Groups for Victims of Domestic Abuse.
15: Technology and Domestic Abuse.
16: Teen Victims of Domestic Abuse.
17: Therapy and Counseling for Domestic Abuse.
18: Thurman, Tracey Case.
19: Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).
20: Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Abuse.
21: Tribal Law and Justice Act.
22: Types of Domestic Abuse.
23: UNIFEM and UN Women.
24: Uniform Crime Reports.
25: The United Nations and Domestic Abuse.
26: U.S. Government Responses to Domestic Violence.
27: United States v. Morrison Case.
28: Verizon Foundation.
29: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
30: Vital Voices.
31: Walker, Lenore.
32: War and Domestic Violence.
33: Warning Signs of Abuse.
34: Welfare and Domestic Abuse.
35: White Ribbon Campaign.
36: Women’s Aid Federation of England.
37: Women’s Rights Movement.
38: Women Thrive Worldwide.
39: Workplace Violence and Domestic Abuse.
40: World Health Organization (WHO).
Appendix 1: Primary Documents.
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights re: Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) et al. v. United States.
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
Violence against Women Act.
Appendix 2: State, National, and International Organizations Related to Domestic Abuse.
Recommended Resources: Books, Journals, Articles, and Videos.
About the Editor and Contributors.