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Death by Domestic Violence Preventing the Murders and Murder-Suicides

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ISBN-10: 0313354898

ISBN-13: 9780313354892

Edition: 2008

Authors: Katherine van Wormer, Albert R. Roberts, Katherine S. Van Wormer

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Each year, about 33 percent of all women and 3 percent of all men murdered in the United States, are killed by a so-called "intimate," a spouse, partner, or lover. Nationwide, murder by an intimate is the number one cause of death for pregnant women. And murder by an intimate is not just an American problem. A European task force recently found domestic violence accounts for 25 percent of all homicides in London, and 35 percent across England and Wales. In this timely book, van Woermer and Roberts describe the problem, and what they have seen and heard on the front lines with both women and men who have escaped domestic violence that was escalating toward deadly levels. The text examines not only the psychology of the batterer but of domestic murder, and domestic murder-suicide. Drawn from the experience and insights of these two widely-known social workers, the text includes a safety plan for those at risk, and a chapter providing the narratives of women in prison for killing their abusive husband or partner. Culminating with recommendations for further reduction of harm, this book also separates domestic violence myths and facts, explains the traumatic bonding that occurs between batterer and victim, and details how one facet of the solution could be school-based interventions and education.
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

D.S.W. from U. of Maryland. Chairman of Administration of Justice Department. Author or co-author of ten books, many in second or third editions, among them: Moraskin/Roberts: Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century 2 ND (PH, 1998, 444 pp. $55.00), Roberts: Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research 2/e (O.U.P., 2000), Roberts ed. Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services 2/e (Wadsworth, 1998, 300 pp. $45.95) He has also published two other books with Sage: Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Cognitive Treatment - pub�d.1/95, sales to date of 2,585/$61,662 (2,290 paper/$50,497) Helping Crime Victims: Research, Policy and Practice � pub�d 6/90, sales to date of 3,031/$57,325 (2,425 paper/$40,943)  

Preface
Women and Families at Risk: An Overview
The Psychology of Life-Threatening Abuse
Risk Factors for Domestic Homicide
The Dynamics of Murder-Suicide in Domestic Situations
The Role of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Domestic Homicide
Issues of Power and Control in the Death of a Loved One
Portraits of Life in the Aftermath of Domestic Homicide
The Sociology of Domestic Homicide
Domestic Homicide Worldwide
Response of the U.S. Criminal Justice System
Personal Narratives of Women in Prison for Partner Homicide
Prevention
Safety Plans for the Prevention of Intimate Homicide
Work with Dangerous Battering Men
Index
About the Authors and Contributors