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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
July 2015

Women’s Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration: A Research Update

Author(s): Melissa E. Dichter, Sue Osthoff
This Applied Research paper provides an update to Mary Gilfus’ (2002) publication on the pathways from victimization to incarceration among women and girls, based on the relevant research published in the past 12 years. This research provides additional findings about the extent of victimization experienced by women and girls under correctional control, and a deeper understanding of the ways in which experience of victimization can lead to incarceration.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
September 2013

What is the connection between firearms and domestic violence homicides?

This form offers taking points for advocates on the connection between firearms and domestic violence homicides. Recent, fully cited statistics are provided to assist advocates in engaging the media and raising awareness of this important issue.
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  • General Material
April 2013

Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use

Data analyzed in this report, although not specific to intimate partner violence, suggest that victims of attempted or completed violent crimes rarely use firearms in self-defense.
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  • General Material
November 2009

Working with Battered Women in Jail: A Manual for Community-Based Battered Women's Advocates

It is our hope that this manual will challenge assumptions, foster critical thinking, and provide a fundamental understanding of the needs of battered women in jail. Our goal is to support an ever-expanding community of people providing effective advocacy to battered women in jail.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
February 2001

Towards an Understanding of Women's Use of Non-Lethal Violence in Intimate Heterosexual Relationships

Author(s): Shamita Das Dasgupta
The paper examines the complex issue of women's use of non-lethal violence against their male partners including a review of existing research, an examination of the motivations and context, and a critical analysis to inform policy and practice.
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  • General Material
January 2001

A Deadly Myth: Women, Handguns, and Self-Defense

Author(s): Karen Brock
Analyzing FBI data, this study reports that a woman is far more likely to be the victim of a handgun homicide than to use a handgun in a justifiable homicide.