Domestic Abuse Homicide and Gender

Based on research with frontline professionals and domestic abuse and homicide victims, this book argues for a re-conceptualisation of the female victim to enhance safety management and encourage a deeper understanding of the emotional ...

Domestic Abuse  Homicide and Gender

Based on research with frontline professionals and domestic abuse and homicide victims, this book argues for a re-conceptualisation of the female victim to enhance safety management and encourage a deeper understanding of the emotional dynamics and social structures which perpetuate violence.

Understanding Domestic Homicide

Case histories of some 300 homicides involving family members, framed within their interpersonal, familial, cultural, and situational contexts.

Understanding Domestic Homicide

Case histories of some 300 homicides involving family members, framed within their interpersonal, familial, cultural, and situational contexts.

Domestic Abuse Homicide and Gender

Gender and DomesticViolence Perpetrators University of Bristoland Northern Rock Foundation, Bristol Hester M. and Westmarland N. (2006)Service Provision for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence Bristol: University of Bristol HMIC (2014) ...

Domestic Abuse  Homicide and Gender

Based on research with frontline professionals and domestic abuse and homicide victims, this book argues for a re-conceptualisation of the female victim to enhance safety management and encourage a deeper understanding of the emotional dynamics and social structures which perpetuate violence.

Why Women Kill

Traditional homicide indicators are based on male violence - and do little to predict when, or whom, women will kill. Vickie Jensen shows that gender equality plays an important role in predicting female homicide patterns.

Why Women Kill

Traditional homicide indicators are based on male violence - and do little to predict when, or whom, women will kill. Vickie Jensen shows that gender equality plays an important role in predicting female homicide patterns. Jensen's analysis of the occurrence of women's homicide reveals that lethal violence is most likely when severe gender inequalities exist in the family group. Her conclusions establish the clear relationship between political, economic, legal, and social equality for women and the reduction of all forms of domestic violence.

Murder Gender and the Media

A shocking look at how the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced sentences for the killers.

Murder  Gender and the Media

A shocking look at how the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced sentences for the killers. The author explores how stories of domestic homicide are told in the news, by the police, and in the courts, drawing from 72 cases which took place over a twelve month period.

Methodologies to Measure the Gender Dimensions of Crime and Violence

The Prevalence rate of violence, as measured by such indicators as domestic assault, homicide, and crime victimization, varies widely locally and worldwide, suggesting that violent behavior is modifiable and preventable.

Methodologies to Measure the Gender Dimensions of Crime and Violence

The Prevalence rate of violence, as measured by such indicators as domestic assault, homicide, and crime victimization, varies widely locally and worldwide, suggesting that violent behavior is modifiable and preventable. Developing standardized, accurate ways to measure and map violence across communities and countries is the first step toward developing programs to prevent it.

Domestic Homicides and Death Reviews

This edited collection highlights international research on domestic homicides and death reviews which are a rapidly growing intervention/prevention initiative in various countries.

Domestic Homicides and Death Reviews

This edited collection highlights international research on domestic homicides and death reviews which are a rapidly growing intervention/prevention initiative in various countries. Chapters focus on: the impetus for the international development of such initiatives, the identification of risk factors and recommendations for improving systemic responses, the uptake and impact of these recommendations and, finally, the social and public policy implications of outcomes for developed and developing countries. Despite rapid growth, the current state of research and knowledge about domestic violence death review initiatives is limited, fragmented, and primarily descriptive, largely comprising annual public reports. The authors of this book bridge this significant gap by analysing the wide range of models currently in development and operation. A bold and important examination, this work will have a powerful impact on policy makers and scholars of social science theory, women's studies, and domestic violence.

The Routledge International Handbook of Domestic Violence and Abuse

In M. Dawson (Ed.), Domestic homicides and death reviews: An international perspective (pp. 59–90). London: Palgrave Macmillan. ... Domestic abuse, homicide and gender: Strategies for policy and practice. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

The Routledge International Handbook of Domestic Violence and Abuse

This book makes an important contribution to the international understanding of domestic violence and shares the latest knowledge of what causes and sustains domestic violence between intimate partners, as well as the effectiveness of responses in working with adult and child victims, and those who act abusively towards their partners. Drawing upon a wide range of contemporary research from across the globe, it recognises that domestic violence is both universal, but also shaped by local cultures and contexts. Divided into seven parts: • Introduction. • Theoretical perspectives on domestic violence and abuse. • Domestic violence and abuse across the life-course. • Manifestations of domestic violence and abuse. • Responding to domestic violence and abuse. • Researching domestic violence and abuse. • Concluding thoughts. It will be of interest to all academics and students working in social work, allied health, sociology, criminology and gender studies as well as policy professionals looking for new approaches to the subject.

Gender Homicide and the Politics of Responsibility

This book explores themes of responsibility for violence, and the social and legal consequences that men and women uniquely or differently encounter.

Gender  Homicide  and the Politics of Responsibility

Gender, Homicide, and the Politics of Responsibility explores the competing and contradictory understandings of violence against women and men’s responsibility. It situates these within the personal and political intersections of neoliberal and ‘postfeminist’ imperatives of individualisation, choice, and empowerment. As violence against women has become a national and international policy priority, feminist concerns about violence against women, and men’s responsibility, have entered the mainstream only to be articulated in politically contradictory ways. This book explores themes of responsibility for violence, and the social and legal consequences that men and women uniquely or differently encounter. By drawing on high-profile cases of homicide, an extensive literature on feminist perspectives on violence, and compelling focus group discussions, the book examines the politicised claims regarding the ‘responsibility’ of men and women as both victims and offenders in intimate relationships. Deploying a range of interdisciplinary approaches, it utilises a blend of cultural theory and psychosocial analysis to offer an account of the infiltration of postfeminist and neoliberal sensibilities of individualism and responsibilisation in the social, legal, and interpersonal imaginary. The book makes contributions to several fields, such as the current public policy initiatives to hold men accountable for violence against women; understanding public attitudes to violence against women; and contextualising the challenges faced by a number of feminist reforms that seek to address these issues. An accessible and compelling read, Gender, Homicide, and the Politics of Responsibility will appeal to students and scholars of criminology, sociology, gender studies and those interested in understanding the debates surrounding violence against women, violence by women, and the social construction of responsibility and responsibilisation.

Domestic Violence at the Margins

"This is a thoughtful and scholarly addition to the unfortunately scarce literature on domestic violence and oppression in all its forms.

Domestic Violence at the Margins

"This is a thoughtful and scholarly addition to the unfortunately scarce literature on domestic violence and oppression in all its forms."--Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing "An exciting and powerful collection that eloquently critiques some of the current thinking in domestic violence and raises key concerns for advocates and scholars working in the area."--Sujata Warrier, president, board of directors, Manavi: An organization for South Asian women "Sokoloff has assembled an impressive array of authors who challenge us to 'think outside of our contemporary domestic violence box.'"--Angela M. Moore Parmley, chief, violence and victimization research division, National Institute of Justice This groundbreaking anthology reorients the field of domestic violence research by bringing long-overdue attention to the structural forms of oppression in communities marginalized by race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, or social class. Reprints of the most influential recent work in the field as well as more than a dozen newly commissioned essays explore theoretical issues, current research, service provision, and activism among Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, and lesbians. The volume rejects simplistic analyses of the role of culture in domestic violence by elucidating the support systems available to battered women within different cultures, while at the same time addressing the distinct problems generated by that culture. Together, the essays pose a compelling challenge to stereotypical images of battered women that are racist, homophobic, and xenophobic. The most up-to-date and comprehensive picture of domestic violence available, this anthology is an essential text for courses in sociology, criminology, social work, and women's studies. Beyond the classroom, it provides critical information and resources for professionals working in domestic violence services, advocacy, social work, and law enforcement.

Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Perpetrators of spousal homicide: A review. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 4(3), pp. 265–276. ... Domestic Violence Killings Reach Five-Year High. ... The development of rapport through the negotiation of gender in field work among police.

Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology

This book is the first volume to explore criminal justice work and criminological research through the lens of emotional labour. A concept first coined 30 years ago, emotional labour seeks to explore the ways in which people manage their emotions in order to achieve the aims of their organisations, and the subsequent impact of this is on workers and service users. The chapters in this edited collection explore work in a wide range of criminal justice institutions as well as the penal voluntary sector. In addition to literature review chapters which consolidate what we already know, this book includes case study chapters which extend our knowledge of how emotional labour is performed in specific contexts, and in relation to certain types of work. Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology covers topics such as prisoners who die from natural causes in prison, to the work of independent domestic violence advisors and the use of emotion by death penalty lawyers in the US. An accessible and compelling read, this book presents ground-breaking qualitative and quantitative research which will be critical to criminologists, criminal justice practitioners, students of criminology and academics in the fields of social policy and public service.

Researching Gender Violence and Abuse

This book is perfect reading for students taking courses on violence against women, domestic violence, gender and crime, as well as advanced students embarking on new research.

Researching Gender  Violence and Abuse

Feminist research on gender, violence and abuse has been an area of academic study since the late 1970s, and has increased exponentially over this time on a global scale. Although situated in a predominantly qualitative tradition, research in the field has developed to include quantitative and mixed methodologies. This book offers a compendium of research methods on gender and violence, from the traditional to the innovative, and showcases best practice in feminist research and international case studies. Researching Gender, Violence and Abuse covers: The origins of feminist research, Ethical considerations relating to research on gender, violence and abuse, Working in partnership with organisations such as the police or the voluntary sector, A comprehensive range of research methods including interviews and focus groups, surveys, arts-based research and ethnography, The challenges and opportunities of working with existing data, The influence of activism on research and the translation of research into policy and practice. This book is perfect reading for students taking courses on violence against women, domestic violence, gender and crime, as well as advanced students embarking on new research.

Why Women are Beaten and Killed

Why Women Are Beaten and Killed : Sociological Predictors of Femicide

Why Women are Beaten and Killed

Why Women Are Beaten and Killed : Sociological Predictors of Femicide

Making Sense of Homicide

Monckton-Smith, J., Williams, A. and Mullane, F. (2014), Domestic Abuse, Homicide and Gender: Strategies for Policy and Practice, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Nivette, A. E. and Eisner, M. (2013), 'Do Legitimate Polities have Fewer ...

Making Sense of Homicide

The first dedicated textbook for Criminology students studying homicide. As the authors explain, criminal homicide is but one form of lethal violence victims may suffer, leading them to describe a much broader range of scenarios. Ranging from murder to manslaughter to State killings, genocide and disasters involving victims of public policy, corporate crime or shortcomings in health and safety, Making Sense of Homicide re-positions discussion of the topic for those wishing to see beyond routine media hype and ill-informed popular discourse. The book also contains a special expert contribution by former Police Superintendent Ronald Winch about how the UK police investigate homicide including fundamental requirements and pitfalls. The book ranges in scope from serial killing to mass and spree homicide and across the jurisdictions of the UK, USA and other countries. Also interweaved in this key resource are acutely observed accounts of the Holocaust, capital punishment and homicide within a consumer society. The authors explain the categories within which homicide is conventionally discussed, as well as crimes of the powerful and those made opaque for political, economic or other questionable purposes, making the work one of immense value to anyone wishing to see violence through a new lens. A hugely wide-ranging explanation of homicide, perfect for dedicated courses. The book demonstrates how homicide definition stems from political, cultural and societal choices and looks at the deficits in homicide classifications. An entirely fresh look at the subject. From the Foreword ‘It is no small feat to offer such robust understandings of homicide … A judicious and much needed collection at a time in which our existence is evermore enveloped by aspects of death, despair and homicide in all its various malignant forms.’— Professor David Wilson. Authors Dr Adam Lynes, Professor Elizabeth Yardley and Lucas Danos all teach at Birmingham City University, one of the UK’s leading centres of Criminology where their existing publications have attracted considerable acclaim. Ronald Winch spent over 30 years in the police including investigating homicide and other serious, major and complex crimes. Together they bring straightforward and refreshing perspectives to a sometimes hard to understand and often disquieting topic.

Preventing Domestic Homicides

Global study on homicide: Gender-related killing of women and girls. Vienna. Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review. (2012). Teen victims of domestic violence homicide in Washington state. Washington State Coalition Against ...

Preventing Domestic Homicides

Preventing Domestic Homicides: Lessons Learned from Tragedies focuses on the diverse nature of domestic homicides and what has been learned about the most effective prevention strategies from emerging research and the work of domestic violence death review committees in Canada, the US, the UK, NZ and AU. Each chapter focuses on different populations--specifically older women, youth dating relationships, indigenous women, immigrant and refugee populations, rural/remote communities, same-sex relationships, homicides with police & military, domestic homicide in the workplace, and children killed in the context of domestic violence. Topics cover current research, risk factors, and include case studies from domestic homicide review committees. Cases are summarized regarding major themes and recommendations, such as public awareness, professional training, risk assessment, intervention and collaboration amongst service systems. Written for academic and domestic violence researchers in sociology, criminology, psychology and psychiatry by global contributors with on-the-ground domestic homicide experience.

Violence Against Older Women Volume I

This book brings together international research from scholars and activists on the forms of violence that older women experience into a unique, comprehensive two-volume set.

Violence Against Older Women  Volume I

This book brings together international research from scholars and activists on the forms of violence that older women experience into a unique, comprehensive two-volume set. This first volume consolidates the research on the forms, causes and extent of different forms of violence against older women. It considers the theoretical limitations of our understandings and charts the gaps in empirical and theoretical research in this area and how this has hindered effective policy and practice responses to violence against older women. Taken together, this volume offers an important starting point from which future research can draw to address the gaps in knowledge and evidence. It also highlights issues that are particular to older women’s experiences of violence compared with younger women. It highlights gaps in existing research and suggests a future research agenda and implications for practitioners. It will be of interest to researchers in social and health care, gerontology, sociology and social policy, feminist research and criminology.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender Sex and Crime

The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime reflects this growing diversity and provides authoritative overviews of current research and theory on how gender and sex shape crime and criminal justice responses to it.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender  Sex  and Crime

Research on gender, sex, and crime today remains focused on topics that have been a mainstay of the field for several decades, but it has also recently expanded to include studies from a variety of disciplines, a growing number of countries, and on a wider range of crimes. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime reflects this growing diversity and provides authoritative overviews of current research and theory on how gender and sex shape crime and criminal justice responses to it. The editors, Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, have assembled a diverse cast of criminologists, historians, legal scholars, psychologists, and sociologists from a number of countries to discuss key concepts and debates central to the field. The Handbook includes examinations of the historical and contemporary patterns of women's and men's involvement in crime; as well as biological, psychological, and social science perspectives on gender, sex, and criminal activity. Several essays discuss the ways in which sex and gender influence legal and popular reactions to crime. An important theme throughout The Handbook is the intersection of sex and gender with ethnicity, class, age, peer groups, and community as influences on crime and justice. Individual chapters investigate both conventional topics - such as domestic abuse and sexual violence - and topics that have only recently drawn the attention of scholars - such as human trafficking, honor killing, gender violence during war, state rape, and genocide. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime offers an unparalleled and comprehensive view of the connections among gender, sex, and crime in the United States and in many other countries. Its insights illuminate both traditional areas of study in the field and pathways for developing cutting-edge research questions.

When Parents Kill Children

Domestic abuse, homicide and gender: Strategies for policy and practice. Basingstoke: AIAA. Mullane, F. (2014). The lesser status of families. In J. Monckton-Smith, A. Williams, & F. Mullane (Eds.), Domestic abuse, homicide and gender: ...

When Parents Kill Children

This edited collection addresses a substantial gap in the existing literature on filicide by presenting the latest research from empirical investigations around the world. Despite its low occurrence, little is known about the incidences, causes and circumstances of filicide nationally and globally, and this international volume address the challenges associated with explaining and understanding filicide. Additionally, the authors also outline the role of professionals in assessing risk, and the importance of support for, and advocacy of, families of victims in the aftermath of these tragic events. Exploring a truly diverse range of countries, from various English speaking countries, to Chile, and Japan, this book presents an authoritative look at research on filicide, and crucially, examines the programs currently being developed for both intervention and prevention. An important and well-researched collection, this book will be of particular interest for scholars of do mestic violence and filicide, as well as professionals such as social workers.

Understanding Homicide

Miles, J. (2009) 'The Coroners and Justice Act 2009: a “dog's breakfast” of homicide reform', Archbold News, 6. ... Monckton Smith, J., Williams, A. and Mullane, F. (2014) Domestic Abuse, Homicide and Gender: Strategies for Policy and ...

Understanding Homicide

In this engaging and accessible book, Brookman draws upon several decades of her own research on homicide and violence, including ethnographic research on homicide investigation in the UK and USA and interviews with violent offenders, in order to unravel the characteristics and causes of homicide, how police and forensic scientists investigate it and how it can be prevented. Synthesising bespoke new analysis of the Home Office Homicide Index with case studies of homicides and international debate and literature, this comprehensive textbook will be a valuable resource for students studying homicide, violence, its investigation and responses to it, as well as researchers and practitioners interested in homicide and violence.

Social Media Homicide Confessions

Monckton-Smith, J. (2012) Murder, gender and the media: Narratives of dangerous love, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Monckton-Smith, J., Williams, A. and Mullane, F. (2014) Domestic abuse, homicide and gender: Strategies for policy ...

Social Media Homicide Confessions

The relationship between crime and social media has become an increasingly important topic in a networked world. However, the use of social media in relation to violent crime is little understood. This unique book, by an expert in the field, addresses this gap by analysing what those involved in homicide do with social media. Using three international cases in which perpetrators confessed to homicide on social media, it investigates the practices of those involved, providing a groundbreaking conceptual framework of use to criminologists. It argues that such confessions convey important insights not only into the individual offender but also the social and cultural context of contemporary homicide.