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Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law

Battered Women In The Courtroom
The Power of Judicial Responses
For the first time, a study of the ways in which judges respond to abused women.
Ptacek, James

Battered Women, Their Children, and International Law
The Unintended Consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention
An eye-opening appraisal of how current Hague Child Abduction Convention agreements unintentionally harm abused women and their children
Lindhorst, Taryn, and Jeffrey L. Edleson

Clergy Sexual Abuse
Social Science Perspectives
An examination of the clergy sexual abuse crisis from diverse scholarly perspectives
Renzetti, Claire M. and Sandra Yocum, editors

Domestic Violence
Methodologies in Dialogue
Introduces students, mental health professionals, and lawyers to the different research methodologies used in contemporary research of domestic/intimate partner violence
Raghavan, Chitra, and Shuki J. Cohen, editors

Equality with a Vengeance
Men's Rights Groups, Battered Women, and Antifeminist Backlash
A provocative investigation of how fathers’ rights groups are trying to erode the gains of the battered women’s movement
Dragiewicz, Molly

Freeing Tammy
Women, Drugs, and Incarceration
The latest volume in the popular trilogy of books about women, poverty, and violence
Raphael, Jody

From Madness to Mutiny
Why Mothers Are Running from the Family Courts -- and What Can Be Done about It
A powerful exposé of the family court system’s prejudice against mothers trying to protect their sexually abused children.
Neustein, Amy and Lesher, Michael; Raoul Felder, fwd.

The Future of Batterer Programs
Reassessing Evidence-Based Practice
A critical assessment of the research related to batterer programs with recommendations for heightened engagement of men, ongoing risk management, and better coordination of courts and services
Gondolf, Edward W.

Gender And Community Policing
Walking the Talk
A look at the contradictions that emerge when a traditional paramilitary institution is challenged to expand its ideology and practice.
Miller, Susan L.

Gendered Hate
Exploring Gender in Hate Crime Law
A unique analysis of hate crime law through the lens of gender
Hodge, Jessica P.

A Halfway House for Women
Oppression and Resistance
The first in-depth analysis of women's lives in a halfway house, based on personal observation and interviews
Caputo, Gail A.

Hard Lives, Mean Streets
Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women
The first comprehensive assessment of the experience of violence among homeless women
Jasinski, Jana L., and Jennifer K. Wesely, James D. Wright, Elizabeth E. Mustaine

Harsh Punishment
International Experiences of Women's Imprisonment
A pioneering collection of personal accounts from criminal justice scholars, practitioners, and activists, and from current and former prisoners themselves.
Cook, Sandy, ed.; Davies, Susanne, ed.

Listening to Olivia
Violence, Poverty, and Prostitution
The harrowing story of a woman’s descent into prostitution and addiction, the remarkable tale of her recovery, and an exposé of the global trafficking industry.
Raphael, Jody

The Long Prison Journey of Leslie van Houten
Life Beyond the Cult
The first in-depth look at how a girl next door became a member of Charles Manson's cult, sentenced to life in prison.
Faith, Karlene

Male Peer Support and Violence against Women
The History and Verification of a Theory
An important and timely reassessment of a crucial theory in male violence against women
DeKeseredy, Walter S. and Martin D. Schwartz

Neither Angels nor Demons
Women, Crime, and Victimization
A provocative study of the complex relationship between domestic violence and women’s crime.
Ferraro, Kathleen J.

No Safe Haven
Stories of Women in Prison
Solidly grounded in feminist research methodology, this important and original work offers a fresh perspective on both women prisoners and the administration of criminal justice.
Girshick, Lori B.

Out in the Storm
Drug-Addicted Women Living as Shoplifters and Sex Workers
Women navigating life in drugs and crime
Caputo, Gail A.

Party School
Crime, Campus, and Community
Examines the culture of the “party school” and the criminal behaviors that result from it
Weiss, Karen G.

Saving Bernice
Battered Women, Welfare, and Poverty
This is the story of Bernice, a former welfare mother and survivor of domestic violence, and her arduous journey to escape from, and ultimately triumph over, years of battering, poverty, and welfare.
Raphael, Jody

A Typology of Domestic Violence
Intimate Terrorism, Violent Resistance, and Situational Couple Violence
Reassesses thirty years of domestic violence research and demonstrates three forms of partner violence, distinctive in their origins, effects, and treatments
Johnson, Michael P.

Understanding Domestic Homicide

Case histories of some 300 homicides involving family members, framed within their interpersonal, familial, cultural, and situational contexts.
Websdale, Neil

Victim Advocacy in the Courtroom
Persuasive Practices in Domestic Violence and Child Protection Cases
Provides a deeply textured view of how victims’ voices are introduced and heard in courts
Schuster, Mary Lay and Amy D. Propen

Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence
Does She Call It Rape?
This controversial work examines for the first time the often taboo subject of bisexual and lesbian women who are sexually assaulted by other women.
Girshick, Lori B.

Women on Probation and Parole
A Feminist Critique of Community Programs and Services
The first in-depth comparative look at gender-responsive versus traditional probation and parole for women
Morash, Merry

Women, Violence, and the Media
Readings in Feminist Criminology
Provocative collection of essays designed to give students an understanding of media representations of women’s experience of violence and to educate a new generation to recognize and critique media images of women
Humphries, Drew, ed.