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Books: Women Victims
Catch and Kill by
Call Number: HD6060.5.U5 F37 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-15
In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost. In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence.
Confronting Sexual Harassment by
Publication Date: 2017-03-02
Examining the relationship between law and social change in the context of employees' everyday problems with sexual harassment, this volume elaborates a framework for studying the role of law in everyday acts of resistance - what the author calls the legal consciousness of injustice. The framework situates the analysis in the context of a specific social problem and its related legal domain. It de-centres the law by accounting for the way that social movements, counter-movements, policy makers and powerful institutions frame the debate surrounding the social problem.
Finding Their Voices by
Call Number: HV6626.2 .B87 1999
Publication Date: 1998-12-01
This study of four women who killed their abusers outlines its methodological premises, describes the principles of self-defense law and its limitations, and examines the theoretical debate over the battered woman syndrome.
Gendered Hate by
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
A unique analysis of hate crime law through the lens of gender: Why does gender matter? -- Hate crime legislation : the past and present -- Developing the gender category : "it just made sense" -- Enforcing the gender category : "is gender even on their radar?" -- Where do we go from here? : policy implications and directions for future research
Power and Gender: issues in sexual dominance and harassment by
Call Number: HQ1237.5 .U6 S53 1996
Publication Date: 1996-07-01
Most Americans were shocked when Anita Hill charged U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment. Not surprisingly, the nation was divided on the Senate hearings on the matter--some believed Hill, others, Thomas. Perhaps the most important result of the hearings was to open the eyes of a majority of the public to the issue of sexual harassment and to begin a dialog on the issue.This work first defines sexual harassment, including operational, sociological and legal definitions, and then provides a history of the issue in the United States and a theoretical framework of why harassment occurs.
Rape and Sexual Power in Early America by
Publication Date: 2012-12-01
In a comprehensive examination of rape and its prosecution in British America between 1700 and 1820, Sharon Block exposes the dynamics of sexual power on which colonial and early republican Anglo-American society was based. Block analyzes the legal, social, and cultural implications of more than nine hundred documented incidents of sexual coercion and hundreds more extralegal commentaries found in almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, and other print and manuscript sources. Highlighting the gap between reports of coerced sex and incidents that were publicly classified as rape, Block demonstrates that public definitions of rape were based less on what actually happened than on who was involved.
Redefining Rape by
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
The uproar over "legitimate rape" during the 2012 U.S. elections confirms that rape remains a word in flux, subject to political power and social privilege. Redefining Rape describes the forces that have shaped the meaning of sexual violence in the U.S., through the experiences of accusers, assailants, and advocates for change.
Regulating Desire by
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
Examines the organized efforts to reshape the law relating to young women's sexuality in the United States.
Sexual Harassment in Education and Work Settings by
Publication Date: 2015-08-26
Addresses current legal and psychological issues involved in campus and workplace violence, specifically sexual misconduct, and offers best practices for organizations seeking to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct. Based on an idea conceived at a conference for the International Coalition of Sexual Harassment, this book offers up-to-date information about sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct in academic and workplace settings, as well as legal and guidance updates and best practices that discuss prevention methods.
Sex Without Consent by
Call Number: HV6561 .S47 2001
Publication Date: 2002-02-01
A group of men rape an intoxicated fifteen year old girl to "make a woman of her." An immigrant woman is raped after accepting a ride from a stranger. A young mother is accosted after a neighbor escorts her home. In another case, a college frat party is the scene of the crime. Although these incidents appear similar to accounts one can read in the newspapers almost any day in the United States, only the last one occurred in this century. Each, however, involved a woman or girl compelled to have sex against her will.
Trafficking Women's Human Rights by
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
The history of human beings bought and sold, forced into lives of abject servitude or sexual slavery, is a story as old as civilization and yet still of global concern today. How this story is told, Julietta Hua argues, says much about our cultural beliefs. Through a critical inquiry into representations of human trafficking, she reveals the political, social, and cultural strains underlying our current preoccupation with this issue and the difficulty of framing human rights in universal terms.In Trafficking Women's Human Rights, Hua maps the ways in which government, media, and scholarship have described sex trafficking for U.S. consumption.
Understanding Violence Against Women by
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
How can we achieve the best understanding of violence against women and its complex ramifications? This book explores the incidence, prevalence, and scope of domestic violence and sexual assault in America and their consequences; factors that put people at risk of violence and that precipitate violence; what interventions are designed to do, whom they are reaching, and how to reach the majority of victims who do not seek help; and how best to structure the study of violence against women.
Books: Women Offenders
Colonial Discourse and Gender in U. S. Criminal Courts by
Publication Date: 2012-08-06
The occurrence in some criminal cases of "cultural defenses" on behalf of "minority" defendants has stirred much debate. This book is the first to illuminate how "cultural evidence" -- i.e., "evidence" regarding ethnicity -- is actually negotiated by attorneys, expert/lay witnesses, and defendants in criminal trials. Caroline Braunmühl demonstrates that this has occurred, overwhelmingly, in ways shaped by colonialist and patriarchal discourses common in the Western world.
In Her Own Words: Women offenders' views on crime and victimization : an anthology by
Call Number: HV6046 .I44 2006
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Alarid (sociology/criminal justice, U. of Missouri-Kansas City) and Cromwell (criminal justice, Wichita State University) have assembled 22 ethnographic studies in this anthology for students of criminology or sociology. The contributing scholars interviewed female offenders using ethnographic and feminist research methods.
The Invisible Woman: gender, crime, and justice by
Call Number: HV9950 .B45 2001
Publication Date: 2000-11-02
This text covers women and the criminal justice system with a focus on three major areas: (1) female offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system; (2) female victims of crime; and (3) female employees of the agencies of the criminal justice system. This is the only text to emphasize all three aspects.
No Mercy Here Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity by
Publication Date: 2016-02-17
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries imprisoned black women faced wrenching forms of gendered racial terror and heinous structures of economic exploitation. Subjugated as convict laborers and forced to serve additional time as domestic workers before they were allowed their freedom, black women faced a pitiless system of violence, terror, and debasement.
A documentary about the lives and struggles of six women in Louisiana's most notorious prison for women: The Louisiana Correctional Institute For Women. Housing 900 of the state's most dangerous women, the program follows six of the women as they try to survive the trials of life in prison as daughters, mothers and grandmothers.
Asking For It: the ethics and erotics of sexual consent
The line between sexual consent and sexual coercion is not always as clear as it seems -- and according to Harry Brod, this is exactly why we should approach our sexual interactions with great care. Brod, a professor of philosophy and leader in the pro-feminist men's movement, offers a unique take on the problem of sexual assault, one that complicates the issue even as it clarifies the bottom-line principle that consent must always be explicitly granted, never simply assumed.
The Bystander Moment: transforming rape culture at its roots
The MeToo movement has shined much-needed light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse and created unprecedented demand for gender violence prevention models that actually work. The Bystander Moment tells the story of one of the most prominent and proven of these models - the innovative bystander approach developed by pioneering scholar and activist Jackson Katz and his colleagues at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society in the 1990s. Drawing on examples from news and entertainment media throughout, Katz introduces the basic ideas and pedagogical practices that inform the bystander approach, which has now been implemented across the professional and college sports culture, in all branches of the US military, and in a growing number of corporate and other institutional settings.
Date Rape Backlash
How did date rape shift from a "shockingly frequentoutrage," as Newsweek once called it, to a controversy over "crying rape," as New York Magazine later labeled it? Academy award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise) guides us through complicated intersections of gender, sex, power and violence, while Susan Faludi, bell hooks, and others expose this shift as a classic case of media "backlash" against women's autonomy.
It Was Rape
IT WAS RAPE gives human faces and voices to statistics, breaking through the silence, denial and victim blaming that allow an epidemic to thrive. Eight women of different backgrounds, ages and ethnicities relate personal stories of surviving sexual assault in their younger years, as well as their struggles toward healing, empowerment, and finally speaking ou
Sexual Assault: Naming the Unnamed Conspirator
In this provocative presentation, Anne Munch, a career prosecutor and advocate for victims of gender violence, examines how cultural attitudes shape the outcomes of rape and sexual assault cases. Drawing on years of experience prosecuting sex crimes, Munch shows how rape cases often turn on the involvement of an "unnamed conspirator" -- the complex of myths and stories we tell ourselves as a culture about sex, gender, power, and responsibility.
Talk to Me: Teens Speak Out about Sexual Violence
Rape is the most underreported crime in America. One in six victims of sexual assault are under the age of twelve. Pre-teen and teen victims are often silenced by fear, shame, guilt, and threats of reprisal. Talk to Me allows five brave young women to speak directly about their painful experiences of sexual violence. The film will be a catalyst for dialogue between students, parents, teachers and counselors.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)'s mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. We are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The National Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases.
Prison Policy Initiative
The non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of government created by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984. Congress enacted the SRA in response to widespread disparity in federal sentencing, ushering in a new era of federal sentencing through the creation of the Commission and the promulgation of federal sentencing guidelines.
When Men Murder Women
The Violence Policy Center (VPC) is a national nonprofit educational organization that conducts research and public education on violence in America and provides information and analysis to policymakers, journalists,
advocates, and the general public.
Everyday, women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination. 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, regardless of age, background or country, and every country in the world has laws that treat women and girls as second-class citizens. Sexual exploitation, violence, harmful cultural practices and systemic inequalities violate their human rights and prevent them from reaching their potential.