Feeling Trapped: Social Class and Violence against WomenThe relationship between class and intimate violence against women is much misunderstood. While many studies of intimate violence focus on poor and working-class women, few examine the issue comparatively in terms of class privilege and class disadvantage. James Ptacek draws on in-depth interviews with sixty women from wealthy, professional, working-class, and poor communities to investigate how social class shapes both women's experiences of violence and the responses of their communities to this violence. Ptacek's framing of women's victimization as "social entrapment" links private violence to public responses and connects social inequalities to the dilemmas that women face.
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About Violence in the Family
This guide provides selected course-specific resources for MET CJ305: Violence in the Family
How a Mass. law intended to protect victims became a 'gift to abusers' (WBUR)WBUR investigation found that this state’s uniquely broad privacy law, intended to protect the privacy and safety of victims of domestic and sexual violence, has instead protected perpetrators and police. The Massachusetts law requires police to keep all reports and arrests related to sexual and domestic violence secret, something no other state does.
DA warns of hidden victims of child abuse, Boston Globe (ProQuest)Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Wednesday the number of child abuse reports coming into her office has plummeted amid the pandemic, but there actually could be an “increase in victimization" with children largely confined to their homes and apart from teachers and others who are required to flag suspected abuse.
Violence Against Women: It's a Men's Issue (TED Talk)Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called "women's issues." But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men's issues -- and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all -- women and men -- to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (BioMed Central)The situation of crisis produced by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic poses major challenges to societies all over the world. While efforts to contain the virus are vital to protect global health, these same efforts are exposing children and adolescents to an increased risk of family violence. Various criminological theories explain the causes of this new danger.