Violence against women is a pervasive problem in society and responding appropriately to those who experience it and those who perpetrate it is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professions today.
This volume seeks to address issues surrounding violence against women at all levels, from its root causes to the specific needs arising in victims of gendered abuse from a particular social or ethnic group. Drawing on the expertise of a range of 'front line' service providers and practitioners as well as academic researchers, it seeks to provide those working in social work and related professions with up-to-date coverage of the major issues pertaining to violence against women, and suggest ways to tackle the rise in violence against women by translating knowledge into effective training and practice.
This important book will be essential reading for practising social workers and allied professions, as well as academics and students.
Lombard and McMillan have compiled a collection of cutting-edge, translational works by leading researchers of violence against women. Together, they provide a comprehensive analysis of gender-based violence that moves us beyond statistics to real-world applications. Students, faculty, practitioners, and most importantly, survivors of violent victimization will find value in each of these chapters. – Claire M. Renzetti, Ph.D., Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair, Center for Research on Violence Against Women, Professor of Sociology, University of Kentucky, USA
This timely collection revitalises knowledge and understanding of abuse and gender violence in personal life. Carefully chosen examples indicate possibilities of practical remedy. Essential reading for scholars, practitioners, policy makers and all who care. – Professor Lynn Jamieson, University of Edinburgh and Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, UK
This book is invaluable reading for all who are committed to ending domestic abuse, sexual violence and the exploitation of women. – RCE+W Newsletter
Books which seek to both understand and explain violence against women are often hard to find. This excellent collection of articles from leading figures in the fields of social work, sociology, criminology and social policy is a must read. Superbly argued, policy-relevant and thoughtfully engaged in data and theory, Nancy Lombard and Lesley McMillan's collection provides the most effective reorientation of this most important of agendas. This book should be compulsory reading for all those committed to tackling domestic abuse, sexual violence and the many gender-based forms of exploitation. – Professor David Gadd, Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manchester University School of Law, UK
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