Abetting Batterers

What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren't Doing to Protect America's Women

Author: Andrew R. Klein,Jessica L. Klein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442248289

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Whatever the number, domestic violence victims remain far too many for a preventable crime. More and more victims of intimate partner violence are reaching out to police, prosecutors and judges only to be sorely disappointed, even betrayed. While laws and programs have multiplied over the last few decades to address domestic violence, the country is getting safer for almost everyone except for women who have, or have had, abusive male intimate partners. Andrew R. Klein and Jessica L. Klein look at the criminal justice response to domestic violence across America today, ranging from police to prosecutors and courtrooms across the nation. Abetting Batterers reveals the troubling pattern of inattention and incompetence that compromises the safety of women and encourages their male abusers to continue their abuse and violence. Although criminal justice system agencies vary among cities, towns and counties within the same state they all too often relegate domestic violence to the backburners of the system, dismissing victims and ignoring even the most serious and chronic abusers. The variation reveals the real problem in preventing intimate partner violence lies in these agencies’ commitment and will, rather than their ability to do the job. The authors unveil what is working in regard to protecting victims of domestic violence and holding their abusers accountable, and they suggest strategies for ensuring that what is being done right can be replicated and become the law and practice across the nation. The wide variation in how intimate partner violence is handled by similar jurisdictions demonstrates the real problem in preventing it lies in these agencies’ commitment, rather than ability to do the job. This book proves to be invaluable in understanding what is and is not being done in the reality of domestic violence in America.
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My Partner, My Enemy

An Unflinching View of Domestic Violence and New Ways to Protect Victims

Author: John Michael Leventhal

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442265175

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Domestic violence and abuse can unfortunately happen to anyone and is so often overlooked. In My Partner, My Enemy, Hon. John Michael Leventhal opens the readers’ eyes to the problem by looking at true cases of domestic violence, and offering solutions and resources to aid in the effort to help stop the problem.
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The War on Kids

How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way

Author: Cara H. Drinan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190605553

Category: Law

Page: 232

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In 2003, when Terrence Graham was sixteen, he and three other teens attempted to rob a barbeque restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. Though they left with no money, and no one was seriously injured, Terrence was sentenced to die in prison for his involvement in that crime. As shocking as Terrence's sentence sounds, it is merely a symptom of contemporary American juvenile justice practices. In the United States, adolescents are routinely transferred out of juvenile court and into adult criminal court without any judicial oversight. Once in adult court, children can be sentenced without regard for their youth. Juveniles are housed in adult correctional facilities, they may be held in solitary confinement, and they experience the highest rates of sexual and physical assault among inmates. Until 2005, children convicted in America's courts were subject to the death penalty; today, they still may be sentenced to die in prison-no matter what efforts they make to rehabilitate themselves. America has waged a war on kids. In The War on Kids, Cara Drinan reveals how the United States went from being a pioneer to an international pariah in its juvenile sentencing practices. Academics and journalists have long recognized the failings of juvenile justice practices in this country and have called for change. Despite the uncertain political climate, there is hope that recent Supreme Court decisions may finally make those calls a reality. The War on Kids seizes upon this moment of judicial and political recognition that children are different in the eyes of the law. Drinan chronicles the shortcomings of juvenile justice by drawing upon social science, legal decisions, and first-hand correspondence with Terrence and others like him-individuals whose adolescent errors have cost them their lives. At the same time, The War on Kids maps out concrete steps that states can take to correct the course of American juvenile justice.
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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder: Understanding the Overly Rigid, Controlling Person

Author: Martin Kantor MD

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440837899

Category: Self-Help

Page: 301

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This unprecedented work is an invaluable resource for therapists treating patients with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), for individuals suffering from OCPD, and for friends, family, and coworkers of those with OCPD. • Explains how OCPD compromises not only the quality of life of its sufferers but also the lives of many of the people that surround each OCPD individual • Examines OCPD from multiple perspectives, documenting the author's eclectic treatment approach that views OCPD from multiple vantage points, including the psychodynamic, the interpersonal, and the cognitive-behavioral • Extends the discussion of OCPD to include OCPD-inspired bureaucracies and how treating these toxic environments can lead to substantially improved socioeconomic functioning worldwide • Serves therapists treating patients with OCPD; patients suffering from OCPD; friends, family, and coworkers of those with OCPD; and general readers interested in mental health issues • Provides a bonus section on self-help methods that can be employed by the OCPD sufferer and those in the path of OCPD fallout
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Gendertrolling: How Misogyny Went Viral

How Misogyny Went Viral

Author: Karla Mantilla

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833184

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Gendertrolling arises out of the same misogyny that fuels other "real life" forms of harassment and abuse of women. This book explains this phenomenon, the way it can impact women's lives, and how it can be stopped. • Combines the phenomenon of trolling and keen feminist insight to create a unique perspective on the treatment of women, male/female interaction, and online user interaction • Demonstrates what online rape and death threats have in common with street harassment, sexual harassment in the workplace, domestic violence, and date rape, showing the serious, harmful nature of this practice • Discusses what can be done to change laws and Internet policies to increase women's freedom of speech and safety online
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Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault in Popular Culture

Author: Laura L. Finley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440837953

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Using historical and current examples from film, television, literature, advertisements, and music, this book reveals the ways that rape and abuse are typically presented—and misrepresented—and evaluates the impact of these depictions on consumers. • Addresses both positive and negative depictions of domestic abuse and sexual assault from recent popular culture, utilizing examples from film, television, literature, music, advertisements, and more • Presents information that is ideal for undergraduate courses in gender studies, sociology, and psychology as well as communications and popular culture classes • Utilizes the most current research on dating and domestic and sexual violence to clearly demonstrate the importance of how these issues and crimes are depicted in popular culture • Provides a comprehensive appendix of additional resources that directs students in investigating the topic further
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Being Transgender: What You Should Know

What You Should Know

Author: Thomas E. Bevan Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440845255

Category: Psychology

Page: 242

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Written for general audiences, this unprecedented book comprehensively answers many questions about being transgender with current experiential and scientific information, including the evidence for a biological transgender predisposition. • Offers information derived from the author's review of more than 3,000 source articles and books across 22 scientific disciplines across more than 11 years—a repository of information that is likely the most comprehensive on transgender science • Represents the first book written for general audiences from the perspective of a scientist, not a clinician or advocate • Identifies the forms of rejection of transgender people sanctioned by culture and provides suggestions for dealing with them • Discusses the future of transgender people as well as that of the binary gender system in Western culture
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Let's Rock!

How 1950s America Created Elvis and the Rock and Roll Craze

Author: Richard Aquila

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442269375

Category: Music

Page: 368

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Rock & roll was one of the most important cultural developments in post–World War II America, yet its origins are shrouded in myth and legend. Let’s Rock! reclaims the lost history of rock & roll. Based on years of research, as well as interviews with Bo Diddley, Pat Boone, and other rock & roll pioneers, the book offers new information and fresh perspectives about Elvis, the rise of rock & roll, and 1950s America. Rock & roll is intertwined with the rise of a post–World War II youth culture, the emergence of African Americans in society, the growth of consumer culture, technological change, the expansion of mass media, and the rise of a Cold War culture that endorsed traditional values to guard against communism. Richard Aquila’s book demonstrates that early rock & roll was not as rebellious as common wisdom has it. The new sound reflected the conservatism and conformity of the 1950s as much as it did the era’s conflict. Rock & roll supported centrist politics, traditional values, and mainstream attitudes toward race, gender, class, and ethnicity. The musical evidence proves that most teenagers of the 1950s were not that different from their parents and grandparents when it came to basic beliefs, interests, and pastimes. Young and old alike were preoccupied by the same concerns, tensions, and insecurities. Rock & roll continues to permeate the fabric of modern life, and understanding the music’s origins reminds us of the common history we all share. Music lovers who grew up during rock & roll’s early years as well as those who have come to it more recently will find Let’s Rock an exciting historical and musical adventure.
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Abusive Endings

Separation and Divorce Violence against Women

Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy,Molly Dragiewicz,Martin D. Schwartz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520961153

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Abusive Endings offers a thorough analysis of the social-science literature on one of the most significant threats to the health and well-being of women today—abuse at the hands of their male partners. The authors provide a moving description of why and how men abuse women in myriad ways during and after a separation or divorce. The material is punctuated with the stories and voices of both perpetrators and survivors of abuse, as told to the authors over many years of fieldwork. Written in a highly readable fashion, this book will be a useful resource for researchers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers.
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That's the Way It Is

A History of Television News in America

Author: Charles L. Ponce de Leon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022625609X

Category: History

Page: 352

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When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It’s too dumbed-down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. But, as Charles L. Ponce de Leon explains in That’s the Way It Is, TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff. The familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans’ news-consuming habits, while also harking back to a golden age that, on closer examination, is revealed to be not so golden after all. Ponce de Leon traces the entire history of televised news, from the household names of the late 1940s and early ’50s, like Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite, through the rise of cable, the political power of Fox News, and the satirical punch of Colbert and Stewart. He shows us an industry forever in transition, where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie with political news and serious investigations. The need for ratings success—and the lighter, human interest stories that can help bring it—Ponce de Leon makes clear, has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news. Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news, and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes, That’s the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed us our history as it happens.
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Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives

The First 1,000 Years

Author: Chase F. Robinson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520966279

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Religious thinkers, political leaders, lawmakers, writers, and philosophers have shaped the 1,400-year-long development of the world's second-largest religion. But who were these people? What do we know of their lives and the ways in which they influenced their societies? In Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives, the distinguished historian of Islam Chase F. Robinson draws on the long tradition in Muslim scholarship of commemorating in writing the biographies of notable figures, but he weaves these ambitious lives together to create a rich narrative of Islamic civilization, from the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century to the era of the world conquerer Timur and the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the fifteenth. Beginning in Islam’s heartland, Mecca, and ranging from North Africa and Iberia in the west to Central and East Asia, Robinson not only traces the rise and fall of Islamic states through the biographies of political and military leaders who worked to secure peace or expand their power, but also discusses those who developed Islamic law, scientific thought, and literature. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of rich and diverse Islamic societies. Alongside the famous characters who colored this landscape—including Muhammad’s cousin ’Ali; the Crusader-era hero Saladin; and the poet Rumi—are less well-known figures, such as Ibn Fadlan, whose travels in Eurasia brought fascinating first-hand accounts of the Volga Vikings to the Abbasid Caliph; the eleventh-century Karima al-Marwaziyya, a woman scholar of Prophetic traditions; and Abu al-Qasim Ramisht, a twelfth-century merchant millionaire. An illuminating read for anyone interested in learning more about this often-misunderstood civilization, this book creates a vivid picture of life in all arenas of the pre-modern Muslim world.
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Your Invisible Toolbox

The Technological Ups and Interpersonal Downs of the Millennial Generation

Author: Rowena Crosbie,Deborah Rinner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998652818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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For the first time in American history, there are four generations coming together in the workplace. This brings a whole new set of challenges to modern business. Your Invisible Toolbox tackles the challenges many millennials face with a unique set of research-based tools, put together in an easy-to-apply road map to success. "Called by multiple names - soft skills, employability skills, 21st-century skills - they are the critical skills necessary to go along with the hard skills, digital fluency, creativity and innovation that modern work and life demand. Rowena and Deb put it all together in one place - Your Invisible Toolbox - simple to understand, adaptable and ready to work when you want to enhance your life." - Scott Raecker, director, The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center "Your Invisible Toolbox is a wonderful compilation of actionable ideas and strategies to make you successful. ... The book is arranged so it can be easily read but also so that it can be read in parts or used as a quick reference guide. It has a place in collegiate leadership classes and will be a benefit to all who read it. As a lifelong scientist and educator who has interacted with thousands of students, I recommend this book for anyone starting or about to start their career and also for those established individuals that want to be fully successful." - Steven Leath, president, Iowa State University
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Coercive Control

How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life

Author: Evan Stark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190288523

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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One of the most important books ever written on domestic violence, Coercive Control breaks through entrenched views of physical abuse that have ultimately failed to protect women. Evan Stark, founder of one of America's first battered women's shelters, shows how "domestic violence" is neither primarily domestic nor necessarily violent, but a pattern of controlling behaviors more akin to terrorism and hostage-taking. Drawing on court records, interviews, and FBI statistics, Stark details coercive strategies that men use to deny women their very personhood, from "beeper games" to food logs to micromanaging dress, speech, sexual activity, and work. Stark urges us to move beyond the injury model and focus on the real victimization that allows men to violate women's human rights with impunity. Provocative and brilliantly argued, Coercive Control reframes abuse as a liberty crime rather than a crime of assault and points the way to bringing "real" equality for women in line with their formal rights to personhood and citizenship, freedom and safety.
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Cyber Criminals on Trial

Author: Russell G. Smith,Peter Grabosky,Gregor Urbas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139454810

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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As computer-related crime becomes more important globally, both scholarly and journalistic accounts tend to focus on the ways in which the crime has been committed and how it could have been prevented. Very little has been written about what follows: the capture, possible extradition, prosecution, sentencing and incarceration of the cyber criminal. Originally published in 2004, this book provides an international study of the manner in which cyber criminals are dealt with by the judicial process. It is a sequel to the groundbreaking Electronic Theft: Unlawful Acquisition in Cyberspace by Grabosky, Smith and Dempsey (Cambridge University Press, 2001). Some of the most prominent cases from around the world are presented in an attempt to discern trends in the handling of cases, and common factors and problems that emerge during the processes of prosecution, trial and sentencing.
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The Blood of Emmett Till

Author: Timothy B. Tyson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476714843

Category: History

Page: 304

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Part detective story, part political history, Timothy Tyson's The Blood of Emmett Till revises the history of the Till case, not only changing the specifics that we thought we knew, but showing how the murder ignited the modern civil rights movement. Tyson uses a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant; the transcript of the murder trial, missing since 1955 and only recovered in 2005; and a recent FBI report on the case.--
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The Strange Case of Thomas Quick

The Swedish Serial Killer and the Psychoanalyst Who Created Him

Author: Dan Josefsson

Publisher: Portobello Books

ISBN: 1846275776

Category: True Crime

Page: N.A

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In 1991 Sture Bergwall, a homosexual drug addict who had committed an armed robbery so badly planned that he was deemed to be more in need of therapy than punishment, was committed to Sater, Sweden's equivalent of Broadmoor. There, he started psychotherapy. During the course of his therapy he 'remembered' childhood scenes of sexual abuse, and, eventually, confessed to raping, killing and even eating more than 30 victims. Embracing the process of self-discovery, he even took on a new name: Thomas Quick. Quick was brought to trial and convicted of eight murders. Yet, in 2008, his confessions were proven to be fabricated and the convictions were overturned. His motive seems to have been freely issued prescription drugs, and the unlimited support and affirmation of his therapist. She, and others at the hospital, had come under the influence of psycho-analyst Margit Norell, who had hoped to make psychoanalytic history with her case study of Thomas Quick... In this gripping book, Dan Josefsson investigates the scandal of 'recovered' memory therapy, and the greatest miscarriage of justice in Swedish history.
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Women and Justice

Author: Roslyn Muraskin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135300046

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Policing The New World Disorder

Peace Operations And Public Security

Author: Robert B. Oakley,Michael J. Dziedzic,Eliot M. Goldberg

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788181149

Category: Political Science

Page: 573

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In the post-Cold War era anarchic conditions within sovereign states have repeatedly posed serious and intractable challenges to the international order. Nations have been called upon to conduct peace operations in response to dysfunctional or disintegrating states (such as Somalia, Haiti, and the former Yugoslavia). Among the more vigorous therapies for this kind of disorder is revitalizing local public security institutions --the police, judiciary, and penal system. This volume presents insights into the process of restoring public security gleaned from a wide range of practitioners and academic specialists.
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Sexual Assault in Canada

Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism

Author: Elizabeth A. Sheehy

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776619772

Category: Law

Page: 836

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Sexual Assault in Canada is the first English-language book in almost two decades to assess the state of sexual assault law and legal practice in Canada. Gathering together feminist scholars, lawyers, activists and policy-makers, it presents a picture of the difficult issues that Canadian women face when reporting and prosecuting sexual violence. The volume addresses many themes including the systematic undermining of women who have been sexually assaulted, the experiences of marginalized women, and the role of women’s activism. It explores sexual assault in various contexts, including professional sports, the doctor–patient relationship, and residential schools. And it highlights the influence of certain players in the reporting and litigation of sexual violence, including health care providers, social workers, police, lawyers and judges. Sexual Assault in Canada provides both a multi-faceted assessment of the progress of feminist reforms to Canadian sexual assault law and practice, and articulates a myriad of new ideas, proposed changes to law, and inspired activist strategies. This book was created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Jane Doe’s remarkable legal victory against the Toronto police for sex discrimination in the policing of rape and for negligence in failing to warn her of a serial rapist. The case made legal history and motivated a new generation of feminist activists. This book honours her pioneering work by reflecting on how law, legal practice and activism have evolved over the past decade and where feminist research and reform should lead in the years to come.
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