The Battered Woman Syndrome

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Springer Publishing Company, 2001 M07 26 - 353 páginas
In this latest edition of her groundbreaking book, Dr. Lenore Walker has provided a thorough update to her original findings in the field of domestic abuse. Each chapter has been expanded to include new research. The volume contains the latest on the impact of exposure to violence on children, marital rape, child abuse, personality characteristics of different types of batterers, new psychotherapy models for batterers and their victims, and more. Walker also speaks out on her involvement in the O.J. Simpson trial as a defense witness and how he does not fit the empirical data known for domestic violence. This volume should be required reading for all professionals in the field of domestic abuse. For Further Information, Please Click Here!
 

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Overview of the Battered Woman Syndrome Study
3
Psychosocial Characteristics of Battered Women Batterers and NonBatterers
16
Behavioral Descriptions of Violence
28
The Lethal Potential
42
Sexual Issues for Battered Women
57
Impact of Violence in the Home on Children
74
Violence Alcohol and Drug Use
91
Personality Characteristics and the Battered Woman Syndrome
101
Legal Responses to Changing Violent Behavior
189
Conclusions
214
Tables 136
219
Sample Selection Procedures
260
Staff Selection and Training
273
The Interview
282
Standardized Scales
289
Data Analysis
291

Learned Helplessness and Battered Women
116
Walker Cycle Theory of Violence
126
Future Directions for Research
141
Psychotherapeutic Responses to Changing Violent Relationships
154
References
295
Index
327
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