Summary of Battered Women Hearings by Shelley Smith, 1977

(1977) Summary of Battered Women Hearings by Shelley Smith, 1977. Iowa State University


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Personal experiences revealed by victims focused on unsuccessful cries for help to police and other agencies and feelings of being trapped in violent situations. Although each victim's testimony was unique, common elements were reported by all---isolation, financial dependence, fear, and lack of community support and services. This document is about the personal experiences of the hearings of these women.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: women, hearings, Abuse, violence, state agencies
Subjects: Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
Social issues and programs > Family > Domestic violence
ID Code: 45854
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2023 14:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2023 14:28