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Violence Against Women: Current Theory and Practice in Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Exploitation

Violence against women is a pervasive problem in society and responding appropriately to those who experience it and those who perpetrate it is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professions today.

This volume seeks to address issues surrounding violence against women at all levels, from its root causes (including looking at child abuse and coercive control) to the specific needs arising in victims of gendered abuse from a particular social or ethnic group. Drawing on the expertise of a range of 'front line' service providers and practitioners as well as academic researchers, it seeks to provide those working in social work and related professions with up-to-date coverage of the major issues pertaining to violence against women, and suggest ways to tackle the rise in violence against women by translating knowledge into effective training and practice.

This important book will be essential reading for practising social workers and allied professions, as well as academics and students.


  • Introduction. Nancy Lombard and Lesley McMillan, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.
  • 1. Coercive Control. Evan Stark, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
  • 2. Love, Power and Control: Girls' Experiences of Relationship Exploitation and Violence. Christine Barter and Melanie McCarry, University of Bristol, UK.
  • 3. Sexual Victimisation: Disclosure, Responses and Impact. Lesley McMillan.
  • 4. Violence Against Sex Workers in the UK. Alison Phipps, University of Sussex, UK.
  • 5. The Three Planet Model: Towards an Understanding of Contradictions in Approaches to Women and Children's Safety in Contexts of Domestic Violence. Marianne Hester, University of Bristol, UK.
  • 6. Domestic Violence, Safety and Child Contact in England. Lorraine Radford, NSPCC, UK.
  • 7. Intersecting Inequalities: Implications for Addressing Violence Against Black and Minority Ethnic women in the United Kingdom. Aisha Gill, Roehampton University, UK.
  • 8. Older Women and Domestic Violence: Where Sexism and Ageism Intersect. Marsha Scott, Policy and Equality, UK and Nancy Lombard.
  • 9. But What About the Men? Gendering Domestic Abuse. Nancy Lombard.
  • 10. Partnership Working and Tackling Violence against Women: Pitfalls and Possibilities. Kirstein Rummery, University of Stirling, UK.
  • 11. Male Perpetrators and Perpetrator Programmes. Stephen Madill, Working with Men Project, Edinburgh, UK.
  • 12. Effecting Operational Change through Training Challenges and Approaches. Nel Whiting, Scottish Women's Aid, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Conclusion: Nancy Lombard and Lesley McMillan
Violence Against Women: Current Theory and Practice in Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Exploitation

Author: Nancy Lombard and Lesley McMil

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