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The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller


This book presents a balanced and comprehensive summary of the most significant research on the victimizations, violence, and victim politics that disproportionately affect women. The chapters examine the history of violence against women, the surrounding debates, the legal reforms, the related media and social-service responses, and the current science on intimate-partner violence, stalking, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. They augment these victimization findings with original research on women convicted of domestic battery and men convicted of sexual abuse and other sex-related ... More

Keywords: victimizations, violence, victim politics, women, legal reforms, media, social-services responses, criminal justice system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199765102
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765102.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle L. Meloy, author
Rutgers University, Camden

Susan L. Miller, author
University of Delaware