Violence Against Women

An International Perspective

  • Holly Johnson
  • Natalia Ollus
  • Sami Nevala

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala
    Pages 1-16
  3. Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala
    Pages 17-31
  4. Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala
    Pages 33-65
  5. Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala
    Pages 67-76
  6. Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala
    Pages 77-131
  7. Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala
    Pages 133-166
  8. Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala
    Pages 167-182
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 183-287

About this book

Introduction

The International Violence against Women Survey (IVAWS) has interviewed over 23,000 women in eleven countries (including Australia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Mozambique, the Philippines, Poland and Switzerland) about their experiences with gender-based violence. Violence against Women: An International Perspective presents the comparative results for nine of these countries, testing current theories about male violence against women, and offering both global context and implications for other areas of the world. Included are findings on:

  • Prevalence and severity.
  • Risk factors and correlates.
  • Physical and psychological consequences
  • Percentage of violent incidents reported to police and other agencies.
  • Criminal justice system response and women’s assessment of these
  • Plus charts, tables, and the IVAWS questionnaire.

These data are vital to researchers, advocates, and policymakers working to assist survivors and eliminate gender-based violence worldwide. In addition, the authors offer immediate and long-range proposals, from promoting gender equality and improving service delivery to victims to improved prevention, monitoring and evaluation.

Keywords

Crime Crime Prevention Criminal Justice International Organized Crime Violence Violence Against Women Women glassey police

Authors and affiliations

  • Holly Johnson
    • 1
  • Natalia Ollus
    • 2
  • Sami Nevala
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CriminologyUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI)HelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73204-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-73203-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-73204-6
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