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It could happen to anyone : why battered women stay /
Alyce D. LaViolette, Ola W. Barnett.
edition
3rd edition.
imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE, [2014], c2014
description
xix, 319 p.
ISBN
1452277745 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781452277745 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Los Angeles : SAGE, [2014], c2014
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1452277745 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781452277745 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Weaving the fabric of abuse: learned helplessness and learned hopelessness -- Institutional battering: the power of the patriarchy -- Victimization: why does it happen to her? -- Living with fear: the force that holds, molds, and controls -- Meltdown: the impact of stress and learned helplessness -- Catalysts for change -- Voices of hope: survivors speak.
catalogue key
9063186
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This revised and updated edition provides a comprehensive examination of why women stay in abusive relationships and why they leave, explaining why women should not be blamed for their victimization.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
This revised and updated edition of It Could Happen to Anyone provides a comprehensive examination of why women stay in abusive relationships and why they leave, explaining why women should not be blamed for their victimization.Totally revised and rewritten, the√°third edition of the widely read and highly praised bestseller It Could Happen to Anyone offers all readers a unique amalgamation of the practical clinical experience of Alyce LaViolette and the extensive research efforts of Ola Barnett on battered women and their batterers. The new√°edition includes a wealth of new material and case examples, and retained sections have been carefully rewritten to reflect contemporary thinking. It continues to provide understanding and empathy regarding this complex issue and presents an integrated learning theory explanation of the conditioning that culminates in wife abuse, in the resulting state of the victim, and in the decision to stay with an abuser.
Main Description
This revised and updated edition of It Could Happen to Anyone provides a comprehensive examination of why women stay in abusive relationships and why they leave, explaining why women should not be blamed for their victimization.Totally revised and rewritten, thethird edition of the widely read and highly praised bestseller It Could Happen to Anyone offers all readers a unique amalgamation of the practical clinical experience of Alyce LaViolette and the extensive research efforts of Ola Barnett on battered women and their batterers. The newedition includes a wealth of new material and case examples, and retained sections have been carefully rewritten to reflect contemporary thinking. It continues to provide understanding and empathy regarding this complex issue and presents an integrated learning theory explanation of the conditioning that culminates in wife abuse, in the resulting state of the victim, and in the decision to stay with an abuser.
Table of Contents
List of Case Studiesp. xii
Forewordp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
History of the Battered Women's Movementp. 4
Domestic Violence: The Factsp. 5
Statistics on Violence Against Womenp. 6
Statistics of Intimate Partner Abuse Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United Statesp. 7
Statistics of Intimate Partner Abuse Within Cross-Cultural and Global Communitiesp. 8
Intimate Partner Violence Within Special Populationsp. 8
The Truths of Domestic Violencep. 10
Patterns of Violencep. 10
The Reality of Domestic Violencep. 11
Understanding Battered Womenp. 12
Why Does She Stay?p. 15
Weaving the Fabric of Abuse: Learned Helplessness and Learned Hopelessnessp. 17
Socializationp. 18
Affiliation and Socializationp. 19
Sexismp. 21
Sexism and Powerp. 22
Cultural Support for Male-to-Female Violencep. 23
A Change of Attitudep. 25
Sexism and Therapyp. 26
Practice and Policy With Immigrantsp. 28
Is It Safe to Use Couples or Family Therapy With Abusive Couples?p. 30
Familiesp. 31
Overlap of Intimate Partner Abuse and Child Abusep. 32
Children Exposed to Marital Violencep. 34
Learning to Be Violentp. 35
Social Learningp. 36
Childhood Socializationp. 37
The Role of Learning and the Pattern of Violencep. 39
Walker's Cycle of Violence Theoryp. 39
Learned Hopefulnessp. 40
Relationship Commitmentp. 42
Marital Satisfactionp. 43
Failure to Recognize Abusep. 45
Approach-Avoidance Conflict and Entrapmentp. 46
Summaryp. 47
Institutional Battering: The Power of the Patriarchyp. 49
Below the Poverty Line and Below the Beltp. 50
Economic Dependence and Remaining With an Abuserp. 54
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needsp. 56
Religionp. 57
Clergy's Responses to Intimate Partner Violencep. 60
Morality: A Reason for Stayingp. 63
The Failure of Military Responses to Intimate Partner Violencep. 64
Sexual Assault in Battering Relationshipsp. 65
Justice and the Systemp. 66
Police Policies Concerning Intimate Partner Violencep. 67
Research on Police Policiesp. 68
The Need for Rational Consequences for IPV Offendersp. 70
Concerns About Police Discretionp. 70
Mandatory Arrestp. 72
Dual Arrestp. 74
Domestic Abuse Response Teams (DARTs)p. 74
Community IPV Response Teamsp. 75
Police as Batterersp. 75
The Court's Management of IPV Casesp. 76
Judgesp. 76
Protection Ordersp. 76
Specialized Domestic Violence Courtsp. 78
Custody Issuesp. 79
Survivor Compensationp. 82
Summaryp. 83
Victimization: Why Does It Happen to Her?p. 85
Are Battered Women Different?p. 86
Victim Differencesp. 87
Special Populationsp. 88
Teenage and College Womenp. 88
Older Womenp. 89
Rural Womenp. 90
Professional Womenp. 91
Lesbiansp. 92
Immigrant Womenp. 95
Cross-Cultural Issuesp. 96
Childhood Abusep. 98
Repeat Victimizationp. 99
Personality Traitsp. 99
Victim Blamingp. 101
Attributions in Violent Relationshipsp. 102
Social Supportp. 104
Blaming Alcoholp. 106
Effects of Captivityp. 107
Stockholm Syndromep. 108
Traumatic Bondingp. 109
Treblinkap. 110
Forced Institutionalizationp. 112
Conformity and Obediencep. 113
Summaryp. 114
Living With Fear: The Force That Holds, Molds, and Controlsp. 115
Recognizing Marital Violencep. 116
The Subjective and Objective Nature of Fearp. 117
Learning to Fearp. 121
Emotional/Psychological Abusep. 123
Punishment Effects and Fearp. 125
The Nature of Gender Violencep. 128
The Multidimensionality of Violencep. 131
Summaryp. 141
Meltdown: The Impact of Stress and Learned Helplessnessp. 143
Violence-Induced Stressp. 144
Posttraumatic Stress Disorderp. 146
Attachmentp. 152
Frustration, Problem Solving, Coping Skills, and Learned Helplessnessp. 153
Frustrationp. 153
Problem Solvingp. 154
Coping Skillsp. 155
Learned Helplessnessp. 157
The Battered Woman Syndromep. 161
Summaryp. 167
Catalysts for Changep. 169
The Importance of Preventionp. 169
Empowerment of Battered Womenp. 173
Sheltersp. 174
Leaving/Staying: Helping on an Individual Levelp. 176
Leaving/Staying: Helping on a Community Levelp. 178
Reducing Male Violence in Ongoing Relationshipsp. 179
International Catalysts for Changep. 180
Institutional Interventionsp. 182
Religious Institutionsp. 182
Economic Independencep. 184
Proactive Medical Carep. 185
The Violence Against Women Actp. 186
Battered Women and Child Protective Services (CPS)p. 188
Changing Legal Interventions in Child Custodyp. 190
The Criminal Justice Systemp. 192
Police Trainingp. 192
The Militaryp. 193
Voices of Hope: Survivors Speakp. 199
Do Women Remain in Abusive Relationships?p. 203
Leaving an Abuserp. 204
Karen's Catalysts for Changep. 204
Karen Revisitedp. 205
Estimates of Intimate Partner Violencep. 207
Nonfatal Physical Assaults of Intimate Partnersp. 208
Injuries of Intimate Partnersp. 209
Homicides of Intimate Partnersp. 210
Racial Differences in Assaults of and by Intimatesp. 211
Dating Violencep. 212
Lesbian Intimate Partner Violencep. 213
Elder Abuse Prevalence and Identity of Abusersp. 214
Sexual Assaults of Intimate Partnersp. 215
Stalking of Intimate Partnersp. 216
Statistical Data About Violence Against Intimatesp. 217
B.1p. 217
Dating Violencep. 218
A Comparison of Prevalence Estimates of Elder Abusep. 218
Estimates of Costs of Intimate Partner Violencep. 218
Sexual Assault Fact Sheetp. 219
Lifetime and 12-Month Prevalence of Rape, Physical Violence, and Stalking Victimization by an Intimate Partner Among U.S. Women (NIPSVS, 2010)p. 219
Estimates of Repeat Victimization or Assaultp. 220
A Context-Sensitive Aggression Scalep. 221
Miscellaneous Factsp. 223
VAWA Protections of Abused Women and Childrenp. 223
Gendered Pattern of Injuries of Intimatesp. 224
General Learning Informationp. 225
Understanding Divergence in Research Findingsp. 225
Learning Researchp. 225
Classical Conditioning: Pavlov and His Dogp. 226
Extinction and Spontaneous Recoveryp. 226
Operant Conditioning: Skinner and His Ratp. 226
Reinforcementp. 227
Definitionsp. 227
Additional Facts About Reinforcementp. 228
Punishmentp. 228
Definitionsp. 228
Additional Facts About Punishmentp. 229
Specific Learning Experimentsp. 231
The Use of Both Punishment and Reinforcement in Humansp. 231
Conflict in Animalsp. 231
Punishment as a Discriminative Cue for Reinforcementp. 232
Punishment-Facilitated Attachmentp. 232
Extinction Failure: Responses Fixated Through Punishmentp. 232
The Gradual Buildup of Punishmentp. 233
Matching Behaviorp. 233
Stressp. 233
Predictable and Unpredictable Shockp. 234
Signaled Avoidance: Use of a Warning Signalp. 234
Nonsignaled Avoidance: The Use of Temporal Cues to Know When to Make an Avoidance Responsep. 234
A Warning Signal Generates Fearp. 235
Motivation Following Frustration by Nonrewardp. 236
Frustration and Its Consequencesp. 236
Learned Helplessness in Dogsp. 237
Referencesp. 239
Indexp. 309
About the Authorsp. 319
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