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Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology
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Violence Against Older Women, Volume I

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Editors: Bows, Hannah (Ed.)

  • Brings together the empirical work of researchers and activists in the area of violence against older women, to explore research, policy and practice, across two volumes
  • Covers key concepts, theories, contexts, definitions and causes in Volume I, and explores challenges, issues, policy, and practice responses in supporting older survivors in Volume II
  • Speaks to those in social and health care, gerontology, sociology and social policy, feminist research and criminology
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This book brings together international research from scholars and activists on the forms of violence that older women experience into a unique, comprehensive two-volume set. This first volume consolidates the research on the forms, causes and extent of different forms of violence against older women. It considers the theoretical limitations of our understandings and charts the gaps in empirical and theoretical research in this area and how this has hindered effective policy and practice responses to violence against older women. Taken together, this volume offers an important starting point from which future research can draw to address the gaps in knowledge and evidence. It also highlights issues that are particular to older women’s experiences of violence compared with younger women. It highlights gaps in existing research and suggests a future research agenda and implications for practitioners. It will be of interest to researchers in social and health care, gerontology, sociology and social policy, feminist research and criminology.

About the authors

Hannah Bows is Assistant Professor in Criminal Law at Durham Law School, Deputy Director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) and Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Her research interests are located within the areas of violence against women, gender and crime, victimology and feminist socio-legal theories. Over the last six years her work has mainly focused on violence crime against older people in the UK which has included projects examining domestic violence, sexual violence and, more recently, homicide. She is currently the PI on a British Academy funded project examining sexual violence and harassment at UK music festivals. Hannah is the Chair of Age UK Teesside and sits as a magistrate on the County Durham and Darlington bench. She is also Deputy Chair of the British Society of Criminology (BSC) Victims Network.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-16601-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16600-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violence Against Older Women, Volume I
Book Subtitle
Nature and Extent
Editors
  • Hannah Bows
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16601-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16601-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16600-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 196
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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