Deals with several controversial aspects involved with intimate partner violence (IPV) - namely the approaches many victims use when resisting their oppressors. This book refutes the sweeping assertions made by the antifeminist-based mindset that women are as violent as men in cases of IPV perpetration.
1 Introduction and Overview to Special Issue Kathy A. McCloskey and Marilyn SitakerVICTIM ARRESTS 2 Are Half of all IPV Perpetrators Women? Putting Context Back into the Intimate Partner Violence Research Field Kathy A. McCloskey3 Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Arrest Rates Across Recent Studies Mekha Rajan and Kathy A. McCloskey4 Why Do Police Arrest Victims of Domestic Violence? The Need for Comprehensive Training and Investigative Protocols Anne O'Dell5 Victim-Defendants in Mandated Treatment: An Ethical Quandary Donna Gardner6 "Sorry, We Have to Take You In": Black Battered Women Arrested for Intimate Partner Violence Carolyn M. WestCULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES 7 Non-Violent Survival Strategies in the Face of Intimate Partner Violence and Economic Discrimination Dana-Ain Davis8 Using the Theory of Gender and Power to Examine Experiences of Partner Violence, Sexual Negotiation, and Risk of HIV/AIDS among Economically Disadvantaged Women in Southern India Subadra Panchanadeswaran, Sethulakshmi C. Johnson , Vivian F. Go, A. K. Srikrishnan, Sudha Sivaram, Suniti Solomon, Margaret E. Bentley, and David Celentano9 The Ecology of Intimate Partner Violence: Theorized Impacts on Women's Use of Violence Marilyn Sitaker