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Battered Women's Protective StrategiesStronger Than You Know$
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Sherry Hamby

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199873654

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873654.001.0001

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A Holistic Approach to the Complex Problem of Battering

A Holistic Approach to the Complex Problem of Battering

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(p.16) (p.17) 2 A Holistic Approach to the Complex Problem of Battering
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Battered Women's Protective Strategies
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Sherry Hamby

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873654.003.0002

Understanding battered women's protective strategies requires a new framework. Battering is not the only complex problem. This chapter applies multiple criteria decision making (MCDM), a well-established method for approaching complex problems, to the phenomenon of battering. Multiple criteria decision making recognizes that people may be trying to balance numerous priorities. For example, in addition to trying to protect oneself from further violence, women may also be trying to minimize other risks, such as losing custody of one's children or homelessness. Like most complex problems, it is unlikely that battering will have a simple or single-step solution. This chapter also presents several MCDM concepts, such as cascading effects, derivative losses, and strict dominance, and shows how they apply to battering. Two studies that apply MCDM concepts using the Victim Inventory of Goals, Options, and Risks (VIGOR) are introduced.

Keywords:   Multiple criteria decision making, risk assessment, safety planning, VIGOR, cascading effects, derivative losses, complex problems, battered women, domestic violence, intimate partner violence

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