Violence against women reading list

The following is a selection of relevant books and journal articles on violence against women. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.

Abrahams, H. (2007) Supporting Women after Domestic Violence; loss, trauma and recovery, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Alhabib, S, Nur, A, Jones, R (2010) Domestic violence against women: systematic review of prevalence studies, Journal of Family Violence, 25(4), pp.369-382.

Amnesty International (2004) It's in our hands: stop violence against women, London: Amnesty International.

Barclay, H, Mulligan, D (2009) "Tackling violence against women: lessons for efforts to tackle other forms of targeted violence", Safer Communities, October, 8(4), pp.43-50.

Barron, J. (1990) “Not Worth the Paper...?” The Effectiveness of Legal Protection for Women and Children Experiencing Domestic Violence, Bristol: Women’s Aid Federation England

Barrow, J. (2007) “Thirty years of domestic violence legislation: is it worth the paper now?” Safe,  23, 2007, p1-3.

Brown, L. (2004) Evaluation of the Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.

Brownridge, D. A. (2006) Partner Violence against Women with Disabilities. Prevalence, Risk, and Explanations, Violence against Women 12 (9) pp.805-822

Burton, M. (2009),”Civil law remedies for domestic violence: why are applications for non-molestation orders declining?” Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law, 31 (2),  pp109-120.

CEDAW Committee (2008) Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. New York: United Nations.

Cerise, S, (2011) A different world is possible: a call for long-term and targeted action to prevent violence against women and girls, London: End Violence against Women.

Council of Europe (2011) Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, Council of Europe.

Corston, J, (2007) The Corston Report: A Review of Women with Particular Vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System, London: Home Office.

Coy, M (2009) ‘Invaded spaces and feeling dirty: women’s narratives of violation in prostitution and sexual violence’, in M. Horvath & J. Brown (eds) Rape. Challenging contemporary thinking. Cullompton: Willan.

Coy, M & Kelly, L (2010) Islands in the Stream: An Evaluation of Four London Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy programmes. London: Trust for London/Henry Smith Charity

Coy, M, Kelly, L, Foord, J (2007) Map of gaps: the postcode lottery of violence against women support services, London: End Violence against Women.

Coy, M, Kelly, L, Foord, J (2009) Map of gaps 2: the postcode lottery of violence against women support services, London: End Violence against Women.

Dobash, R.E and Dobash, R.P. (1992) Women, violence and social change, London: Routledge.

Donovan, C., Hester, M., McCarry, M. and Holmes, J. (2006) Comparing Domestic Abuse in Same Sex and Heterosexual Relationships.  Bristol: Universities of Bristol and Sunderland.

Edwards, A. (2011) Violence against women under international human rights law,
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010) How Fair is Britain? Equality, Human Rights and Good Relations in 2010. The First Triennial Review. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011) Domestic abuse is your business: guidance for developing a workplace policy, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017) Measurement framework for equality and human rights. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Erturk, Y (2006) The due diligence standard as a tool for the elimination of violence against women, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: Geneva.

Freeman, M.A, Chinkin, C, Rudolf, B, (2012) The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: a commentary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gill, A, Mitra-Khan, T. (2012) Modernising the other: assessing the ideological underpinnings of the policy discourse on forced marriage in the UK, Policy & Politics, 40(1), pp.107-122.

Gill, A., Rehman, G. (2004) Empowerment through activism: responding to domestic violence in the South Asian Community in London. Gender and Development 12 (1) pp. 75-82.

Hague, G. and Sardinha, L. (2010) 'Violence against women: devastating legacy and transforming services', Psychology, Psychiatry and Law, 17 (4) pp. 503-23.

Hague, G, Thiara, R & Mullender, A. (2011) Disabled Women, Domestic Violence and Social Care: The Risk of Isolation, Vulnerability and Neglect. British Journal of Social Work 41 (1) pp. 148-165.

Harne, L & Radford, J (2008) Tackling Domestic Violence. Theories, policies and practice. Milton Keynes: Open University Press

Hayes, C. (2010) A lever for change: using the optional protocol to the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Hester, M. (2009) Who Does What to Whom? Gender and Domestic Violence  Perpetrators, Bristol: University of Bristol in association with the Northern Rock Foundation.

Hirst, A, Rennie, S (2012) The impact of changes in commissioning and funding on women-only services, Research report no.86, Manchester: Equality & Human Rights Commission.

Home Office (2012) Call to end violence against women and girls: Taking Action - the next chapter, London: Stationery Office.

Home Office (2012) Three steps to escaping violence against women and girls: a guide for black and minority ethnic girls, London: Home Office.

Horvath, M, Kelly, L. (2007) From the outset: why violence should be a priority for the Commission for Equality and Human Rights, Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.  

Hoyle, C. (2000) Negotiating domestic violence: police, criminal justice, and victims, OUP.

Humphreys. C. and Thiara, R.K. (2003) 'Neither justice not protection: women's experiences of post-separation violence', Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 25, 3: pp.195-214.

Itzin, C. (2006) Tackling the Health and Mental Health Effects of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse. London: Department of Health and NIMHE.

Jarvinen, J, Kail, A, and Miller, I, (2008) Hard Knock Life: Violence against Women – a Guide for Donors and Funders. London: New Philanthropy Capital.

Johnson, M (2008) A Typology of Domestic Violence: Intimate Terrorism, Violent Resistance, and Situational Couple Violence, Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Kelly, L and Dubois, L (2008) Combating Violence against Women: Minimum Standards for Support Services, Strasbourg: Council of Europe.  

Kelly, L and Humphreys, C (2001) ''Supporting women and children in their communities: outreach and advocacy approaches to domestic violence' In Taylor-Browne, J (ed.) What Works in Reducing Domestic Violence? A Comprehensive Guide for Professionals.  Whiting and Birch Ltd.

Kelly, L and Lovett, J (2005) What a Waste: The Case for an Integrated Violence against Women Strategy. London: Women's National Commission.

Lewis, R. (2004) 'Making justice work: effective legal interventions for domestic violence', British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 44 (2), pp. 204-224.

Matczak, A. (2011)  Review of domestic violence policies in England & Wales, Kingston University and St George’s University of London, 2011.

McCarry, M. and Williamson, E. (2009) Violence against women in rural and urban areas, Bristol: University of Bristol.

McGee, C (2000) Childhood experiences of domestic violence, Jessica Kingsley.

Palmer, A, Sampson, A. (2007) 'Evaluating domestic violence initiatives', British Journal of Criminology, 47 (4), pp. 671-89.

Palmer, C. (2011) Violence against women and sport: a literature review, London: Ending Violence against Women.

Parmar, A., Sampson, A. & Diamond, A. (2005) Tackling Domestic Violence: Providing Advocacy and Support to Survivors from Black and Other Minority Ethnic Communities. London: Home Office.

Richardson J, Coid J, Petruckevitch A, Chung WS, Moorey S, Feder G (2002) Identifying domestic violence: cross sectional study in primary care. BMJ 2;324 (7332), pp.274-278.

Rights of Women (2010) Measuring up?: UK compliance with international commitments on violence against women in England and Wales, London: Rights of Women.

Robinson, A. (2009) Independent Domestic Violence Advisors: A Process Evaluation. Report for the Home Office.

Robinson, A. (2009) Independent Sexual Violence Advisors: A Process Evaluation. Report for the Home Office.

Rumgay, J. (2004) When Victims become Offenders. London: Fawcett Commission.

Saunders, H., Barron, J.  (2004) Failure to Protect? Domestic violence and the experiences of abused women and children in the family courts. Women's Aid Federation of England: Bristol.

Scott, M., et al.,(2004) Older women and domestic violence in Scotland:  "...and for 39 years I got on with it" Edinburgh: Health Scotland.

Scottish Government (2009) Safer Lives: Changed Lives: A Shared Approach to Tackling Violence Against Women in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Stark, E. (2007) Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life, New York: Oxford University Press.

Thara, R.K., Hague, G, Mullender, A (2011) Losing out on both counts: disabled women and domestic violence, Disability & Society, 26(6), pp.757-771.

Towers, J., Walby. S. (2012) Measuring the Impact of Cuts in Public Expenditure on the Provision of Services to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls. Report for Trust for London and Northern Rock Foundation. 

United Nations (2004) United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/58/147, Elimination of domestic violence against women, United Nations.

Walby, S (2004) The costs of domestic violence: a report, London: Department for Trade and Industry.

Walby, S, Allen, J. (2004) Domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking: Findings from the British Crime Survey, Home Office Research Study 276, London: Home Office.

Welchman, L., Hossain, S. (2005) ‘Honour’: crimes, paradigms, and violence against women, Zed Books.

Wibberley, G. , Jones, C., Bennett, T. and Hollinrake, A. (2016) ‘Domestic Violence - a management challenge: how trade unions can help’, in Gender Equality as a Challenge for Business and Management Education, (eds.)  Flynn, P., Haynes, K., and Kilgour, M., Greenleaf Publishing: Sheffield, pp.124-138.

Wilcox, P. (2007) 'Domestic violence: women, citizenship and care'. In S. Balloch and M. Hill (eds.), Communities, Citizenship and Care: Research and Practice in a Changing Policy Context, Bristol: Policy Press.

Williamson, E. (2010) 'Living in the world of the domestic violence perpetrator: negotiating the unreality of coercive control', Violence against Women, 16: 1412-23.

WOMANKIND Worldwide (2009) CEDAW: the 30-year struggle for equality / London: WOMANKIND Worldwide.

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Last updated: 02 Jul 2018