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Rural Women Battering and the Justice System
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Rural Women Battering and the Justice System
An Ethnography

  • Neil Websdale - Criminal Justice Department, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff

Volume: 6
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Domestic Violence

July 2012 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Drawing on his ethnographic research in rural areas of Kentucky, the author of this book presents a thorough look at the experiences of battered women in rural communities. Neil Websdale demonstrates how rural patriarchy and an insidious `ol' boy's network' of law enforcement and local politics sustains, reproduces and transforms the subordinate, vulnerable, isolated position of many rural women.

Taking into account that traditional patterns of intervention can often put women in isolated communities at further risk, the author recommends a coordinated multi-agency approach to rural battering, spearheaded by the agencies of state feminism.

 
For Batter or for Worse
 
Rural Patriarchy, Crime and Criminal Justice
 
Woman Battering and Criminal Justice
 
Policing Rural Woman Battering
The Compromised Enforcement of Law  
 
Courting Revictimization
The Courts and Rural Woman Battering  
 
Regulating Rural Women
The Patriarchal State  
 
Rural Battering and Social Policies

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Neil S. Websdale

For Neil Websdale, a Northern Arizona University professor in criminology and criminal justice, the power of education extends far beyond the classroom. For nearly 20 years, Websdale has worked to educate students, law enforcement officials, and policy makers about better ways to prevent domestic violence. One of the key ways in which he does this is by helping to establish domestic violence review teams, which use a systematic approach for analyzing domestic violence in order to prevent future occurrences. In his work, Websdale focuses on collaboration and education: attempting to mitigate the negative effects of domestic violence... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761908524
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