Intimate violence against women in rural communities

DeKeseredy, Walter S., Hall-Sanchez, Amanda, Dragiewicz, Molly, & Rennison, Callie M. (2016) Intimate violence against women in rural communities. In Donnermeyer, Joseph F. (Ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), London, pp. 171-180.

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Abstract

Intimate violence against women takes many shapes and forms and is endemic to most, if not all, societies. However, some groups of women are much more likely than others to be subjected to lethal and non-lethal acts of violence committed by their current or former male partners. Rural women constitute one high-risk faction, but have historically been given short shrift by the social scientific community. This is not surprising because, as made explicit throughout the Handbook, criminology is generally urban-biased. Still, the empirical and theoretical literature on intimate femicide, sexual assault, physical violence, and other brutal male behaviors experienced by rural women has rapidly grown since the latter part of the last decade, with most of it generated in the United States. The main objective of this chapter is to review this body of knowledge and to suggest new directions in research and theory...

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ID Code: 99788
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: violence, gender, rural, women, crime
ISBN: 9781138799745
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Rural Sociology (160804)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: 2016 Routledge
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2016 23:54
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 22:35

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