Violence Against Women: A literature review

DescriptionA literature review on violence agasint women
ISBN0755945344
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 22, 2005

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Violence against Women
A literature review commissioned by
the National Group to Address Violence Against Women

Lily Greenan
August 2004

ISBN 0 7559 4534 4

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Contents

Acknowledgements

Definition

Executive Summary

1. Background

2. The Extent of the problem
2.1 Recorded crime
2.2 Agency statistics
2.3 Crime surveys
2.4 Counting the gaps
2.5 National surveys
2.6 Extent of the problem - conclusions

3. Consequences of violence against women
3.1 For women
3.1.1 Fear of violence
3.1.2 Health consequences of violence against women
3.1.3 Socioeconomic consequences
3.2 Consequences of violence against women for children and young people
3.3 Consequences of violence against women for society
3.4 Consequences of violence against women - conclusions

4. Responding to violence against women
4.1 Responding to rape and sexual assault
4.1.1 The criminal justice system response
4.1.2 Supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault
4.1.3 Developing a multiagency response to rape and sexual assault
4.2 Responding to women in prostitution
4.2.1 The criminal justice system response
4.2.2 Supporting women abused in prostitution
4.2.3 Developing a multiagency response to prostitution
4.3 responding to survivors of child sexual abuse
4.3.1 The criminal justice system response
4.3.2 Supporting adult survivors of child sexual abuse
4.3.3 The health service response
4.4 Responding to domestic abuse
4.4.1 Criminal and civil justice responses
4.4.2 Support and advocacy services
4.4.3 The health service response
4.4.4 Multiagency responses to domestic abuse
4.5 Responding to violence against women - conclusions

5. Making the links

6. Recommendations

References

Appendix 1 Tackling violence against women in Scotland 1973 - 2003

Appendix 2 Useful websites