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Death by Domestic Violence: Preventing the Murders and Murder-Suicides (Social and Psychological Issues: Challenges and Solutions)

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Each year, about 33 percent of all women and 3 percent of all men murdered in the United States, are killed by a so-called intimate, a spouse, partner, or lover. Nationwide, murder by an intimate is the number one cause of death for pregnant women. And murder by an intimate is not just an American problem. A European task force recently found domestic violence accounts for 25 percent of all homicides in London, and 35 percent across England and Wales. In this timely book, van Wormer and Roberts describe the problem, and what they have seen and heard on the front lines with both women and men who have escaped domestic violence that was escalating toward deadly levels. The text examines not only the psychology of the batterer but of domestic murder, and domestic murder-suicide. Drawn from the experience and insights of these two widely-known social workers, the text includes a safety plan for those at risk and a chapter providing narratives of women in prison for killing their abusive husband or partner.

Drawing on the experience and insights of these two widely-known social workers, Death by Domestic Violence separates domestic violence myths and facts, explains the traumatic bonding that occurs between batterer and victim, and details how one facet of the solution could be school-based interventions and education. The book culminates with recommendations for further reduction of harm and a safety plan for those at risk.

Book News Annotation:

Van Wormer (social work, U. of Northern Iowa) and the late Roberts (formerly, social work and criminal justice, Rutgers U.) review the research on domestic violence and its prevention in the United States for a general audience. They review psycho-social and biological explanations for the occurrence of domestic violence, examine and critique the legislative measures intended to prevent domestic violence, and provide their own recommendations. Within the discussion they present a harm reduction framework for violence prevention and safety, explore restorative justice strategies, introduce a teen dating abuse assessment measure, explore the integration of substance abuse interventions and domestic violence service programs, and present their own data on domestic homicide and battered women. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This volume details the most violent form of abuse in an intimate relationship, and steps that should be taken on individual, societal, and public policy levels to stop the killing.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Women and Families at Risk: An Overview

2. Risk Factors for Domestic Homicide

3. The Dynamics of Murder-Suicide in Domestic Situations

4. The Role of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Domestic Homicide

Katherine van Wormer, Alissa Mallow, and Kelly Ward

5. Issues of Power and Control in the Death of a Loved One

Kelly Ward and Carolyn Bradley

6. Portraits of Life in the Aftermath of Domestic Homicide

Marilyn Armour

7. Domestic Homicide Worldwide

Katherine van Wormer and Woochan Shim

8. Response of the U.S. Criminal Justice System

9. Personal Narratives of Women in Prison for Partner Homicide

10. Safety Plans for the Prevention of Intimate Homicide

11. Work with Dangerous Battering Men

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313354892
Author:
Van Wormer, Katherine
Publisher:
Praeger Publishers
Author:
Roberts, Albert
Author:
Katherine van Wormer
Author:
Roberts, Albert R.
Author:
Van Wormer, Katherine
Subject:
Homicide
Subject:
Family violence
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Family violence -- Prevention. .
Subject:
Sociology | Social Work
Series:
Social and Psychological Issues: Challenges and Solutions
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.20x6.10x1.00 in. 1.05 lbs.

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