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Battered woman syndrome [electronic resource] / Zoe Craven
Bib ID 3048980
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Craven, Zoe
 
Online Versions
Description [Sydney, N.S.W. : Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse], 2003 
Series

Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse topic paper

PANDORA electronic collection.

Technical Details

System requirements: Acrobat Reader to view/print PDF files. 

Mode of access: World Wide Web. Available at: http://www.austdvclearinghouse.unsw.edu.au/topics/topics_pdf_files/battered%20_woman_syndrome.pdf 

Summary

"Over the last two decades, community awareness of domestic and family violence has increased significantly and in line with this shift, substantial legal reforms directed at assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault have taken place. Whilst many of these changes have been welcomed by those working in the field of violence against women, since its inception, a great deal of controversy and confusion have surrounded the term b︣attered woman syndrome,̉ how it is used and on what basis it can claim to explain the experiences of victims of intimate abuse. Essentially a construct for explaining the behavioural and cognitive patterns of battered women, the battered woman syndrome has achieved a legitimacy in psychological and legal circles unprecedented for theories of its kind (McMahon 1999). Whilst there is much debate as to whether or not such status is warranted, in light of recent studies revealing more than a fifth of all homicides occur between intimate spouses, and that the majority of women imprisoned for murder have, at some stage, been victims of domestic violence, its importance for professionals working in the field of domestic violence should not be understated (Carcach 1998; Mouzos 2001)." -- p.1

Notes

Title from title screen (viewed November 13, 2003).

Bilbiography p. 15-18.

Selected for archiving

Subjects Battered woman syndrome - Australia.  |  Abused women - Australia.  |  Family violence - Australia.
Other authors/contributors University of New South Wales. Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

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