I am not your victim : anatomy of domestic violence / Beth Sipe, Evelyn J. Hall.

Sipe, Beth [Browse]
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1996.
xiv, 303 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


Related name
  • Sage series on violence against women ; v. 1. [More in this series]
  • Sage series on violence against women ; v. 1
Summary note
  • I Am Not Your Victim vividly details the evolution of domestic violence during the 16-year marriage of author Beth Sipe. Encouraged to publish her story by her therapist and coauthor, Evelyn J. Hall, Beth Sipe movingly and beautifully relates the background and events leading up to and immediately following her tragic act of desperation that ended the life of her sadistic perpetrator.
  • Beth's subsequent mishandling by the police, the military, a mental health professional, and the welfare system illustrates how women like Beth face further revictimization and neglect by the very systems that should provide support and assistance. Insightful commentaries written by experts in the field follow Beth's story and deepen our understanding of the causes and processes of spousal abuse, why battered women stay, and the dynamic consequences of domestic violence.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Prologue / Evelyn J. Hall -- Beth's Story. 1. A Fine Romance. 2. And Baby Makes Four. 3. No White Picket Fence. 4. Lord and Master of the House. 5. Going Home Again. 6. And Baby Makes Five. 7. Rocky Mountain Lows. 8. A House in Glitter Gulch. 9. Rolling the Dice. 10. A No-Win Result. 11. Go Directly to Jail. 12. Presumed Guilty. 13. My Cup Overflows. 14. The First Rainbow. 15. The Second Rainbow. 16. The Sun Comes Out to Stay -- The Counselor's Perspective / Evelyn J. Hall -- The Lawyer's Perspective / William H. Smith -- The Fatal Flaw: Inadequacies in Social Support and Criminal Justice Responses / Susan L. Miller -- Rule Making and Enforcement/Rule Compliance and Resistance / Barbara J. Hart -- Beth Sipe and the Health Care System / Jacquelyn C. Campbell -- "Let's Get Out; I Can't Stand It Here Anymore" / Jeffrey L. Edleson -- Reflections on Our Work With Battered Women / Deborah D. Tucker.
  • 0761901450 (acid-free paper)
  • 0761901469 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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