Rural Women Battering and the Justice System: An Ethnography

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SAGE, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 263 pages
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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 and reproduces 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.

  

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Contents

For Batter or For Worse
1
Rural Patriarchy Crime and Criminal Justice
35
Woman Battering and Criminal Justice
66
The Compromised
91
The Courts
127
The Patriarchal State
159
Rural Battering and Social Policies
187
Methodological Considerations
214
References
234
Index
251
About the Author
263
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JSTOR: Rural Woman Battering and the Justice System: An Ethnography
Rural Woman Battering and the Justice System: An Ethnography, by Neil Websdale. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998. 262 pp. $48.00 cloth. ISBN 0-7619-0852-8. ...
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Bibliographic References for MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON ...
Rural Woman Battering and the Justice System: An Ethnography. Thousand Oaks, CA. : Sage. Websdale, Neil (1995). Rural Woman Abuse: The Voices of Kentucky ...
www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/ research/ DomesticViolence/ addendum1.html

NCJRS Abstract - National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Title: Rural Woman Battering and the Justice System: An Ethnography. Author(s): N Websdale. Sale: Sage Publications, Inc 2455 Teller Road ...
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Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Rural woman battering and the justice system: An ethnography. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. — Cynthia Siemsen. California State University, Chico ...
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“Keeping Collaboration Alive in the Criminal Justice Response to ...
“Keeping Collaboration Alive in the Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence”. Karen L. Porter and William M. Hall. Division of Social Sciences ...
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PROFESSIONAL VITA
Deviance and Control. Aldine De Gruyter. Hawthorne, NY. Websdale, N. 1998. Rural Woman Battering and the Justice System: An Ethnography. Sage. ...
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MADELAINE ADELMAN. Arizona State University. Review article. Domestic violence and difference. Black Eyes All of the Time: Intimate Violence, ...
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More than a decade ago, rural sociologist Ann Tickamyer initiated ...
35 Neil Websdale, Rural Woman Battering and the Justice System: An Ethnography 5 (1998). 36 Courts frequently implicitly acknowledge in criminal law ...
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Rural Health Policy - Publications - Domestic Violence
Rural Woman Battering and the Justice System: an Ethnography. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET ...
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About the author (1998)

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 requires an informed group effort.

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