Domestic violence: action for change

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New Clarion Press, Aug 28, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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Domestic violence, one of the most common crimes in the United Kingdom, is given an in-depth look in this newly revised handbook. What domestic violence is and why it occurs is discussed, along with details on safe housing options and social services available to women survivors and their children. This newly revised edition incorporates information on increasing government involvement, the importance of partnership between voluntary and statutory agencies, and the continued need for community-based advocacy and support. Up-to-date information on recent laws and policy initiatives is included.

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Gill Hague is a former social worker and social policy teacher. She has also worked in women's groups and written about violence and women's issues. Ellen Malos was an activist in the women's liberation movement in the 1970s and is the author of The Politics of Housework. They are both founders and joint coordinators of the Domestic Violence Research Group at the University of Bristol, England.

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