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Author LaViolette, Alyce D.
Title It could happen to anyone : why battered women stay / Alyce D. LaViolette, Alternatives Counseling Association, California/Institute of Rural Management, Gujarat ; Ola W. Barnett, Pepperdine University.
Published Los Angeles, California : SAGE, [2014]
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Edition Third edition.
Description xix, 317 pages ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-308) and index.
Contents List of case studies -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: -- History of the battered women's movement -- Domestic violence: the facts -- Statistics on violence against women: -- Statistics of intimate partner abuse among racial and ethnic groups in the United States -- Statistics of intimate partner abuse within cross-cultural and global communities -- Intimate partner violence within special populations -- Truths of domestic violence: -- Patterns of violence -- Reality of domestic violence -- Understanding battered women -- Why does she stay? -- Weaving The Fabric Of Abuse: Learned Helplessness And Learned Hopelessness: -- Socialization: -- Affiliation and socialization -- Sexism -- Sexism and power -- Cultural support for male-to female violence: -- Change of attitude -- Sexism and therapy -- Practice and policy with immigrants -- Is it safe to use couples or family therapy with abusive couples? -- Families: -- Overlap of intimate partner abuse and child abuse -- Children exposed to marital violence -- Learning to be violent: -- Social learning -- Childhood socialization -- Role of learning and the pattern of violence -- Walker's cycle of violence theory -- Learned hopefulness -- Relationship commitment -- Marital satisfaction -- Failure to recognize abuse -- Approach-avoidance conflict and entrapment -- Summary -- Institutional Battering: The Power Of The Patriarchy: -- Below the poverty line and below the belt -- Economic dependence and remaining with an abuser -- Maslow's hierarchy of needs -- Religion -- Clergy's responses to intimate partner violence -- Morality: a reason for staying -- Failure of military responses to intimate partner violence -- Sexual assault in battering relationships -- Justice and the system: -- Police policies concerning intimate partner violence -- Research on police policies -- Need for rational consequences for IPV offenders: -- Concerns about police discretion -- Mandatory arrest -- Dual arrest -- Domestic Abuse Response Teams (Darts) -- Community IPV response teams -- Police as batterers -- Court's management of IPV cases: -- Judges -- Protection orders -- Specialized domestic violence courts -- Custody issues -- Survivor compensation: -- Summary -- Victimizations: Why Does It Happen To Her?: -- Are battered women different? -- Victim differences -- Special populations: -- Teenage and college women -- Older women -- Rural women -- Professional women -- Lesbians -- Immigrant women -- Cross-cultural issues -- Childhood abuse -- Repeat victimization -- Personality traits -- Victim blaming -- Attributions in violent relationships -- Social support -- Blaming alcohol -- Effects of captivity: -- Stockholm syndrome -- Traumatic bonding -- Treblinka -- Forced institutionalization -- Conformity and obedience -- Summary -- Living With Fear: The Force That Holds, Molds, And Controls: -- Recognizing marital violence -- Subjective and objective nature of fear -- Learning to fear -- Emotional/psychological abuse -- Punishment effects and fear -- Nature of gender violence -- Multidimensionality of violence -- Summary -- Meltdown: The Impact Of Stress And Learned Helplessness: -- Violence-induced stress -- Posttraumatic stress disorder -- Attachment -- Frustration, problem solving, coping skills, and learned helplessness: -- Frustration -- Problem solving -- Coping skills -- Learned helplessness -- Battered women syndrome -- Summary -- Catalysts For Change: -- Importance of prevention -- Empowerment of battered women: -- Shelters -- Leaving/staying: helping on an individual level -- Leaving/staying: helping on a community level -- Reducing male violence in ongoing relationships -- International catalysts for change -- Institutional interventions: -- Religious institutions -- Economic independence -- Proactive medical care -- Violence Against Women Act -- Battered Women And Child Protective Services (CPS) -- Changing legal interventions in child custody -- Criminal justice system -- Police training -- Military -- Voices Of Hope: Survivors Speak: -- Do women remain in abusive relationships? -- Leaving an abuser: -- Karen's catalysts for change -- Karen revisited -- Appendix A: Estimates of intimate partner violence -- A-1: Nonfatal physical assaults of intimate partners -- A-2: Injuries of intimate partners -- A-3: Homicides of intimate partners -- A-4: Racial differences in assaults of and by intimates -- A-5: Dating violence -- A-6: Lesbian intimate partner violence -- A-7: Elder abuse prevalence and identity of abusers -- A-8: Sexual assaults of intimate partners -- A-9: Stalking of intimate partners -- Appendix B: Statistical Data About Violence Against Intimates: -- B-1: Homicides of and by intimates -- B-2: Dating violence -- B-3: Comparison of prevalence estimates of elder abuse -- B-4: Estimates of costs of intimate partner violence -- B-5: Sexual assault fact sheet -- B-6: Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of rape, physical violence, and stalking victimization by an intimate partner among US women (NIPSVS, 2010) -- B-7: Estimates of repeat victimization or assault -- Appendix C: Contest-Sensitive Aggression Scale -- Appendix D: Miscellaneous Facts: -- D-1: VAWA protections of abused women and children -- D-2: Gendered pattern of injuries of intimates -- Appendix E: General Learning Information: -- E-1: Understanding divergence in research findings -- E-2: Learning research: -- Classical conditioning: Pavlov and his dog -- Extinction and spontaneous recovery -- Operant conditioning: Skinner and his rat -- E-3: Reinforcement: -- Definitions -- Additional facts about reinforcement -- E-4: Punishment: -- Definitions -- Additional facts about punishment -- Appendix F: Specific Learning Experiments: -- F-1: Use of both punishment and reinforcement in humans -- F-2: Conflict in animals -- F-3: Punishment as a discriminative cue for reinforcement -- F-4: Punishment-facilitated attachment -- F-5: Extinction failure: responses fixated through punishment -- F-6: Gradual buildup of punishment -- F-7: Matching behavior -- F-8: Stress -- F-9: Predictable and unpredictable shock -- F-10: Signaled avoidance: use of a warning signal -- F-11: Nonsignaled avoidance: the use of temporal cues to know when to make an avoidance response -- F-12: Warning signal generates fear -- F-13: Motivation following frustration by nonreward -- F-14: Frustration and its consequences -- F-15: Learned helplessness in dogs -- References -- Index -- About the authors.
Summary The widely read and highly praised bestseller It Could Happen to Anyone offers a unique amalgamation of the practical clinical experience of Alyce LaViolette and the extensive research of Ola Barnett on battered women and their batterers. Fully updated and revised, this Third Edition includes a wealth of new material and case examples, while retained sections have been carefully rewritten to reflect contemporary thinking. This important text continues to provide understanding and empathy regarding the plight of battered women as they attempt to find safety. The integration of current knowledge with learning theory explains how any woman's previous life experiences along with the effects of battering might influence her to stay with her abuser. The book's content also explains how some social institutions, such as the criminal justice system, cannot be counted upon to protect her, thus making it dangerous for her to leave or stay. In extreme cases, she may even be killed. From a more optimistic viewpoint, the book describes many innovations geared to assist battered women through shelters, transitional housing, and temporary income support. This extensively revised and expanded new edition is a must read for anyone working in or training to work in a helping role for issues in domestic violence. - Publisher.
Subject Abused women -- United States -- Case studies.
Abused wives -- United States -- Case studies.
Related Names Barnett, Ola W.
Alternate Title Why battered women stay
ISBN 1452277745 paperback alkaline paper
9781452277745 paperback alkaline paper
OCLC number 824119980