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Author Sipe, Beth.
Title I am not your victim : anatomy of domestic violence / Beth Sipe, Evelyn J. Hall.
Published Los Angeles : Sage, [2014]
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 Floor3  HV6626 .S57 2014    IN LIBRARY
Edition 2e [edition].
Description xii, 287 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series SAGE series on violence against women
Sage series on violence against women.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-281).
Contents Beth's story. A fine romance -- And baby makes four -- No white picket fence -- Lord and master of the house -- Going home again -- And baby makes five -- Rocky Mountain lows -- A house in Glitter Gulch -- Rolling the dice -- A no-win result -- Go directly to jail -- Presumed guilty -- My cup overflows -- The first rainbow -- The second rainbow -- The sun comes out to stay -- Epilogue / Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson -- Commentaries. The counselor's perspective / Evelyn J. Hall -- The lawyer's perspective / William H. Smith -- Teaching I am not your victim : anatomy of domestic violence / Raquel Kennedy Bergen -- Considering the children : child exposure to domestic violence / Juliana Carlson -- Intervention by criminal justice in cases of intimate partner violence : what does Beth Sipe's story teach us? / Leigh Goodmark -- "The physical pain was bad, but the mental health anguish was worse" / Jeff R. Temple -- Reaching men : involving boys and men in efforts to end violence against women / Erin Casey.
Summary "Details the evolution of domestic violence during the 16-year marriage of author Beth Sipe. Encouraged to publish her story by her therapist and coauthor, Evelyn J. Hall, Beth relates the background and events leading up to and immediately following the tragic act of desperation that ended the life of her sadistic perpetrator. Beth's subsequent mishandling by the police, the military, a mental health professional, and the welfare system illustrates how women like Beth face revictimization and neglect by the very systems that should provide support and assistance. Insightful commentaries written by experts in the field follow Beth's story and deepen readers' understanding of the causes and process of spousal abuse, why battered women stay, and the dynamic consequences of domestic violence. This updated edition includes new commentaries and an epilogue that tracks what happened to Beth in the years following the book's initial publication."--Back cover.
Subject Sipe, Beth.
Abused wives -- United States -- Biography.
Family violence -- United States.
Abused wives -- Services for -- United States.
Related Names Hall, Evelyn J.
ISBN 9781452235301 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1452235309 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC number 877636496