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Although homelessness is a serious social problem in the United States, there is little direct information about the actual experiences of violence, past and current, among homeless people. This volume, based on the Florida Four-City Study, brings together interview material from 737 women, including structured quantitative interviews as well as in-depth qualitative interviews. The authors investigate how many homeless women have experienced violence in their lives, either as children or as adults, and then examine factors associated with experiences of violence, the consequences of violence, and types of interactions of homeless people with the justice system. The volume concludes with pragmatic and compassionate policy recommendations.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Frontispiece
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. 1: Violence, Homelessness, and Women
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2: Study Participants - Florida's Homeless Women
  2. pp. 17-42
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  1. 3: Homelessness and Its Consequences
  2. pp. 43-53
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  1. 4: Homeless Victims and Perpetrators of Violence
  2. pp. 54-71
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  1. 5: Risk Factors and Routine Activities
  2. pp. 72-87
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  1. 6: The Childhood Nexus
  2. pp. 88-102
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  1. 7: Violence as a Cause of Homelessness among Women
  2. pp. 103-111
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  1. 8: The Criminal Justice Response
  2. pp. 112-128
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  1. 9: Injury, Addiction, and Emotional Problems
  2. pp. 129-150
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  1. 10: Conclusions
  2. pp. 151-162
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  1. Appendix A: Study Methodology
  2. pp. 163-170
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  1. Appendix B: Serious Physical Abuse Items
  2. pp. 171-172
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  1. References
  2. pp. 173-186
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 187-194
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781555537326
Print ISBN
9781555537258
MARC Record
OCLC
649914513
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-25
Language
English
Open Access
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