Donated Books – NLS

Domestic Abuse books donated by Haven Horizons to National Library Service

BRUTALLY HONEST

The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl.

Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and trademark Yorkshire humour.

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COERCIVE CONTROL

How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life (Interpersonal Violence).

The story of physical and sexual violence against women has been told often. But this is the first book to show that most abused women who seek help do so because their rights and liberties have been jeopardized, not because they have been injured.

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No Visible Bruises : What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us

Rachel Louise Snyder

Award-winning journalist Rachel Louise Snyder once believed all the common misconceptions about domestic violence: that it happens to an unlucky few; that it's a matter of poor choices; that if things are dire enough, victims will leave. Her perception changed when she began talking to the victims and perpetrators whose stories she tells in this book. Fearlessly reporting from the front lines of what the WHO has deemed a 'global epidemic', Snyder interviews men who have murdered their families, women who have nearly been murdered, and a range of professionals in advocacy and law enforcement, painting a vivid and nuanced picture of what happens when relationships go badly wrong.

2020, Scribe Publications, ISBN 9781912854851

Look What You Made Me Do: A Powerful Memoir of Coercive Control -

Helen Walmsley-Johnson

Not all abuse leaves a mark.

For more than two years, BBC Radio 4’s The Archers ran a disturbing storyline centred on Helen Titchener’s abuse at the hands of her husband Rob. Not the kind of abuse that leaves a bruise, but the sort of coercive control that breaks your spirit and makes it almost impossible to walk away. As she listened to the unfolding story, Helen Walmsley-Johnson was forced to confront her own agonizing past.

Look What You Made Me Do is her candid and utterly gripping memoir of how she was trapped by a smiling abuser, not once but twice. It is a vital guide to recognizing, understanding and surviving this sinister form of abuse and its often terrible legacy. It is also an inspirational account of how one woman found the courage to walk away.

2019, Pan Macmillan, ISBN 9781509848751

Home Grown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists -

Joan Smith

What do the attacks in London Bridge, Manchester and Westminster have in common with those at the Charlie Hebdo offices, the Finsbury Park Mosque attack and multiple US shootings?
They were all carried out by men with histories of domestic violence.
TERRORISM BEGINS AT HOME.

Yet, since domestic abuse often comes before a public attack, it's here a solution to the scourge of our age might be found. Thought-provoking and essential, HOME-GROWN will lift the veil on a revelatory truth.

2019, Quercus Publishing, ISBN 9781787476042


OPERATION LIGHTHOUSE

Reflections on our Family's Devastating Story of Coercive Control and Domestic Homicide

Why would an 'ordinary' father murder his family? On 19 July 2016, Claire and Charlotte Hart were murdered in broad daylight, by the family's father using a sawn-off shotgun.

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REMEMBERED FOREVER

A family’s devastating story of domestic abuse and murder.

Written by the boys, but laced with the voices of Claire and Charlotte, this gripping and moving account brings deeper understanding to the shocking crime of domestic abuse and homicide.

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WOMEN WITH CONTROLLING PARTNERS

Taking Back Your Life from a Manipulative or Abusive Partner

A controlling or abusive partner can break even the strongest person—unless you know what to look for. Written by an expert in intimate partner abuse and based on her highly successful recovery program.

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Invisible Chains : Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship by Lisa Aronson Fontes

When you are showered with attention, it can feel incredibly romantic and can blind you to hints of problems ahead. But what happens when attentiveness becomes domination? If the desire to control leads to jealousy, gaslighting, threats, micromanaging and physical violence. If you or someone you care about are trapped in a web of coercive control, this book provides answers, hope, and a way out. Lisa Aronson Fontes draws on both professional expertise and personal experience to help you:
*Recognise controlling behaviours of all kinds.
*Understand why this destructive pattern occurs.
*Determine whether you are in danger and if your partner can change.
*Protect yourself and your kids.
*Find the support and resources you need.
*Take action to improve or end your relationship.
*Regain your freedom and independence.

2015, Guilford Publications, ISBN 9781462520244

THE RIGHT TO BE ME

A harrowing tale of a woman's struggle to free herself from the clutches of an abusive marriage.

With a childhood that consisted of sexual abuse and emotional blackmail, she carves out a life for herself as a podiatrist - a dream she's had since childhood.

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DARK CHAPTER

The novel is as disturbing and entertaining as any crime thriller is.

Li is writing from experience, fictionalising her attack as a way to explore how the legal system treats rape victims, and the real effects of such an experience.

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OUT OF THE FOG

Moving From Confusion to Clarity After Narcissistic Abuse.

Lying. Cheating. Manipulating. Will they ever change? What will it take to get through to them? They apologised, but will this time be different...or will they just get better at hiding what they are up to?

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A Typology of Domestic Violence by Michael P. Johnson

Johnson argues that domestic violence is not a unitary phenomenon. Instead, he delineates three major, dramatically different, forms of partner violence: intimate terrorism, violent resistance, and situational couple violence. He roots the conceptual distinctions among the forms of violence in an analysis of the role of power and control in relationship violence and shows that the failure to make these basic distinctions among types of partner violence has produced a research literature that is plagued by both overgeneralisations and ostensibly contradictory findings. This volume begins the work of theorizing forms of domestic violence, a crucial first step to a better understanding of these phenomena among scholars, social scientists, policy makers, and service providers.

2008, University Press of New England, ISBN 9781555536947

Violence against Women : Criminological Perspectives on Men's Violences - Nicole Westmarland

Including discussion of fifteen different types of violence against women, this book is original in offering an introduction to such a broad range of topics, and for including chapters on violences that have rarely been written about, as well as those that are more commonly discussed and those that have been side-lined in recent years. By bringing together work on violence against women committed by partners, family members, strangers, acquaintances, institutions and businesses, this book widens the lens through which we view men's violences against women.

2015, Taylor & Francis Ltd, ISBN 9781843923985

Violence Against Women : Vulnerable Populations - Douglas A. Brownridge

Violence Against Women: Vulnerable Populations investigates under-researched and underserved groups of women who are particularly vulnerable to violent victimization from an intimate male partner. In the past, there has been an understandable reluctance to address this issue to avoid stereotyping vulnerable groups of women. However, developments in the field, particularly intersectionality theory, which recognizes women's diversity in experiences of violence, suggest that the time has come to make the study of violence in vulnerable populations a new sub-field in the area.

2009, Taylor & Francis Ltd, ISBN13 9780415996082

"Why Women Are Blamed For Everything: Exposing the Culture of Victim-Blaming" by Dr Jessica Taylor

Based on three years of doctoral research and ten years of practice with women and girls, Dr Jessica Taylor explores the many reasons we blame women for male violence committed against them. Written in her unique style and backed up by decades of evidence, this book exposes the powerful forces in society and individual psychology which compel us to blame women subjected to male violence.

2020, Little, Brown Book Group, ISBN 9781472135483

The concept and Measurement of Violence Against Women and Men – Sylvia Walby

The extent of violence against women is currently hidden. How should violence be measured? How should research and new ways of thinking about violence improve its measurement? Could improved measurement change policy? The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms. It reflects on theoretical debates on 'what is gender', 'what is violence', and 'the concept of coercive control', and introduces the concept of 'gender saturated context'.

2017, Policy Press, ISBN 9781447332640

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior – Wayne Petherick

Victim and Offender Perspectives

It opens up new areas of enquiry to busy practitioners and academics alike, exploring topics using a practical approach to social deviance that is underpinned by frontier research findings, policy, and international trends. From the relationship between psychopathology and crime, and the characteristics of catathymia, compulsive homicide, sadistic violence, and homicide victimology, to adult sexual grooming, domestic violence, and honor killings, experts in the field provide insight into the areas of homicide, violent crime, and sexual predation.

2017, Elsevier Science Publishing Co INC International Concepts, ISBN 9780128092873

Domestic Violence Perpetrators: Evidence-Informed Responses - John Devaney, Anne Lazenbatt

Domestic violence is a serious, widespread public, social and health problem that affects the lives of many women, children, and men. There is also evidence to suggest it has one of the highest rates of recidivism. This comprehensive book provides an overview of what the research tells us about the perpetrators of domestic violence and what works, and what does not, in promoting positive change. It is collection of the most up-to-date evidence from the international literature and bringing psychological, sociological, gendered and socio-political theoretical perspectives to bear on the issue.

2016, Routledge, ISBN 9781138016262

Understanding Social Inequality - Tim Butler, Paul Watt

 

"This is a book that should be read by anyone interested in class, inequality, poverty and politics. Probably more importantly it should be read by people who think that those things do not matter! It provides a wonderful summation of the huge amount of work on these topics that now exists and it also offers its own distinctive perspectives on a set of issues that are - despite the claims of some influential commentators - still central to the sociological enterprise and, indeed to political life."
- Roger Burrows, University of York

2006, SAGE Publications Ltd., ISBN 9780761963707

Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices - Oona Brooks-Hay, Michele Burman, Clare McFeely

By illustrating contemporary research and practice in Scotland, and situating this evidence within an international context, this volume provides a valuable source of national and international knowledge for those working and studying across a broad range of sectors, including health, education, housing, social work, criminal justice, law and politics. A feminist theoretical perspective, which recognises domestic abuse as a function of gendered inequalities, is adopted as a framework for understanding the research evidence and practices discussed throughout the book.

2018, Dunedin Academic Press, ISBN 9781780460598

Women, Violence & Strategies for Action - Jill Radford, Melissa Friedberg

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The book gathers together the many exciting ideas, discussions and developments arising from the work of the researchers and activists who are part of the British Sociological Association Violence Against Women Study Group. The contributing authors share a commitment to research that centres on the material reality of women's lives and assists the generation of strategies for action. It complements the earlier volume, Women, Violence and Male Power, extending the latter's coverage in important ways by addressing differences as well as commonalities between women, and the complexities of feminist analysis and activism in a changing context.

2000, Open University Press, ISBN 9780335203697

Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice - Nicola Groves

This book aims to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the subject of domestic violence and its interaction with the criminal justice system- including agencies such as the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the probation service and Children's Services, the courts and the prison service, as well as voluntary agencies such as Women's Aid. The book also looks at how these various agencies work together at a local level and the coordinating role of the Home Office and the direction provided at a central level.

2013, Routledge, ISBN 9781843928195

Coordinating Community Responses to Domestic Violence - Melanie Shepard, Ellen Pence

Lessons from Duluth and Beyond

The `Duluth Model' is a widely disseminated approach to community-based intervention in domestic violence. This authoritative and comprehensive volume examines how to develop a response to domestic violence using the Model.
Key issues addressed include: enhancing networking among service providers; building monitoring and tracking systems; developing a supportive infrastructure for victims; providing sanctions and rehabilitation opportunities; addressing the needs of children; and evaluating the effectiveness of community response.

1999, Sage Publications, ISBN 9780761911241

Social Work and Domestic Violence

Developing Critical And Reflective Practice

Domestic violence affects all areas of social work. This book shows how social workers can intervene in everyday practice with victims, their families and perpetrators of domestic abuse. It provides students with knowledge of theory, research and policy to put directly in practice across a variety of legal and service-user contexts.

- by Lesley Laing, Cathy Humphreys, Kate Cavanagh

2013, SAGE Publications Ltd., ISBN 9781412919234

Violence Against Women - Nancy Lombard, Lesley McMillan

 

This volume seeks to address issues surrounding violence against women at all levels, from its root causes (including looking at child abuse and coercive control) to the specific needs arising in victims of gendered abuse from a particular social or ethnic group. Drawing on the expertise of a range of 'front line' service providers and practitioners as well as academic researchers, it seeks to provide those working in social work and related professions with up-to-date coverage of the major issues pertaining to violence against women, and suggest ways to tackle the rise in violence against women by translating knowledge into effective training and practice.

2012, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN 9781849051323

LIVING WITH THE DOMINATOR

This book explains violent and abusive behaviour and places it in a social context.

It can help readers of any age and sexual orientation to change their own behaviour and to recognise when they are being controlled.

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Love's Labor by Eva Feder Kittay

Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency (Thinking Gender)

This fascinating study of women carers explores the significance of dependency work by analysing John Rawls' influential liberal theory and two examples of public policy - welfare reform and family leave - to show how both theory and policy fail women when they miss the centrality of dependency to questions of justice. A vision of an equal society is required, one which recognizes that those who care for others require the support of the larger community.

1999, Routledge, ISBN 9780415904131

responding to domestic violence

RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Emerging Challenges for Policy, Practice and Research in Europe.

This book describes how countries within and outside the EU are responding to the problem in policy, practice and research. Eminent academics and professionals from a range of European countries share their findings from new ground-breaking victim surveys, and weigh up the legal, social and healthcare challenges.

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WHEN DAD HURTS MUM

Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse.

Can my partner abuse me and still be a good parent? Should I stay with my partner for my children's sake? How should I talk to my children about the abuse and help them heal? Am I a bad mother?

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POWER AND CONTROL

Why Charming Men Can Make Dangerous Lovers.

In the new edition of her classic work, Sandra Horley CBE draws on almost four decades supporting abused women to provide an insight into the reality behind the mask of the charming man.

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NEXT TIME SHE'LL BE DEAD

Battering & How to Stop it

This revised and updated edition of "the most critically acclaimed book" (Publishers Weekly) on domestic violence includes information on the effect of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, examines resources on the Internet, and details what you can do to help stop battering.

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homicide and gender

DOMESTIC ABUSE, HOMICIDE AND GENDER

Strategies for Policy and Practice

Based on research with frontline professionals and domestic abuse and homicide victims, this book argues for a re-conceptualisation of the female victim to enhance safety management and encourage a deeper understanding of the emotional dynamics and social structures which perpetuate violence.

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WHY DOES HE DO THAT?

Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

In this ground-breaking bestseller, Lundy Bancroft—a counsellor who specialises in working with abusive men—uses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognise when they are being controlled or devalued, and to find ways to get free of an abusive relationship.

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ARRESTED JUSTICE

Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation

Black women in marginalised communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment, stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limited access to support resources or institutions, Beth E. Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstrating how conservative legal, social, political and economic policies have impacted activism in the US-based movement to end violence against women.

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