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Books on Domestic Violence


  • Bancroft, L. & Silverman, J. (2002) The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics 
  • Bancroft, L. (2004) When Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse
  • Crean, S. (1989) In the Name of the Fathers: The Story Behind Child Custody
  • Edelson, J. & Jaffe, P. (1994) Ending the Cycle of Violence: Community Responses to Children of Battered Women
  • Graham-Bermann, S.A. & Edleson, J.L. (2001) Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children: The Future of Research, Intervention and Social Policy
  • Groves, B.M. (2003) Children Who See Too Much: Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project
  • Hendricks, J.H., Black, D. & Kaplan, T. (1993) When Father Kills Mother: Guiding Children through Trauma and Grief
  • Jaffe, P.G, Lemon, N. & Poisson, N. (2002) Child Custody and Domestic Violence: A Call for Safety and Accountability
  • Jaffe, P.G., Baker, L.L. & Cunningham, A.J. (Eds.) (2004) Protecting Children from Domestic Violence: Strategies for Community Intervention
  • McAlister Groves, Betsey (2001) Children Who See Too Much
  • Mullender, A., Hague, G., Imam, U., Kelly, L, Malos, E. & Regan, L. (2002) Children’s Perspectives on Domestic Violence
  • Myers, J.E.B. (1997) A Mother’s Nightmare – Incest: A Practical Legal Guide for Parents and Professionals
  • Peled, E. & Davis, D. (1994) Groupwork with Children of Battered Women: A Practitioner’s Manual


  • Larsson, Steig (2009) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and subsequent books in series

Friends and Family

  • Brewster, S. (2000) To Be An Anchor in the Storm: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women


  • Archer, John (1993) Male Violence  
  • Bancroft, Lundy (2002) Why does he do that?
  • Barnett, Ola W. and LaViolette Alyce D. (2000) It Could Happen to Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay
  • Bart, Pauline B. & Moran, Eileen Geil (1992) Violence against Women: The Bloody Footprints
  • Berry, D.B. (1995) Domestic Violence Sourcebook
  • Branden, Nathaniel (1994) The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
  • Brown, Lou, Dubau, Francois, and Merritt Mckeon, JD (1997) Stop Domestic Violence; An Action Plan for Saving Lives
  • Campbell, Jacquelyn C. (1994 ) Assessing Dangerousness; Violence by Sexual Offenders, Batterers, and Child Abusers
  • Capasso, Nicholas J. (1992) Goodbye to Apple Pie: Contemporary Artists View the Family in Crisis
  • Caplan, Paula J. (1996) They Say You’re Crazy: How The World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal
  • Casey Gwinn, JD and Gael Strack, JD (2006) Hope for Hurting Families: Creating Family Justice Centers Across America
  • Davies, J., Lyon, E. & Monti-Catania, D. (1998) Safety Planning with Battered Women: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices
  • Dutton, M.A. (1992) Empowering and Healing the Battered Woman: A Model for Assessment and Intervention
  • Fischer, K.L. & McGrane, M.F. (1997) Journey Beyond Abuse: A Step-by-Step Guide to Facilitating Women’s Domestic Abuse Groups
  • Kosof, Anna (1995) Battered Women Living with the Enemy
  • Lloyd, J.D. (2000) Current Controversies - Family Violence
  • Mills, L. G. (2003). Insult to injury: Rethinking our responses to intimate abuse
  • National Research Council (1997) Understanding Violence Against Women
  • Riger, S. et al. (2002) Evaluating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Schechter, S. (1983) Women and Male Violence: The Visions and Struggles of the Battered Women’s Movement
  • Shepard, M. & Pence, E. (1999) Coordinating Community Responses to Domestic Violence: Lessons Learned from Duluth and Beyond
  • Sokoloff, Natalie (2005) Domestic Violence at the Margins: Readings on Race, Class, Gender, and Culture
  • Stark, Evan (2009) Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life (Interpersonal Violence)

Health Care

  • Campbell, J. (1998) Empowering Survivors of Abuse: Health Care for Battered Women and Their Children
  • Feldman, H.R. (1995) Nursing Care in a Violent Society: Issues and Research
  • Humphreys, J. & Campbell, J.C. (2004) Family Violence and Nursing Practice
  • Jordan, C.E., Nietzel, M., Walker, R. & Logan, T.K. (2004) Intimate Partner Violence: Clinical Training Guide for Mental Health Professionals
  • Morewitz, S.J. (2004) Domestic Violence and Maternal Child Health: New Patterns of Trauma, Treatment and Criminal Justice Responses
  • Reyes, C., Rudman, W.J. & Hewitt, C.R. (2002) Domestic Violence and Health Care: Policies and Prevention
  • Rosenberg, M.L. & Fenley, M.A. (1991) Violence in America: A Public Health Approach
  • Salber, P.R. & Taliaferro, E. (1995) Physician’s Guide to Domestic Violence: How to Ask the Right Questions and Recognize Abuse
  • Sampselle, C.M. (1991) Violence Against Women: Nursing Research, Education and Practice Issues
  • Schornstein, S.L. (1997) Domestic Violence and Health Care: What Every Professional Needs to Know
  • Stark, E. & Flitcraft, A. (1996) Women at Risk: Domestic Violence and Women’s Health
  • Wallace, H. (1999) Family Violence: Legal, Medical and Social Perspectives

Intimate Partner Sexual Assault

  • Bergen, R.K. (1996) Wife Rape: Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers
  • Bevancqua, M. (2000) Rape on the Public Agenda: Feminism and the Politics of Sexual Assault
  • Brownmiller, S. (1993) Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape
  • Buchwalk, E., Fletcher, P.R. & Roth, M. (1994) Transforming a Rape Culture
  • Finkelhor, D. & Yllo, K. (1985) License to Rape: Sexual Abuse of Wives
  • Friedman, Jaclyn and Valenti, Jessica (2008) Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape
  • Funk, R.E. (1993) Stopping Rape – A Challenge for Men
  • Russell, D.E. (1990) Rape in Marriage
  • Russell, D.E.H. & Bolen, R.M. (2000) The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States
  • Warshaw, Robin (1994) I Never Called it Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape


  • Bauschard, L. & Kimbrough, M. (1986) Voices Set Free: Battered Women Speak from Prison
  • Belknap, J. (2000) The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime and Justice
  • Brown, M.P., Dameron, S.L. & Moore, R.H. (2000) The Role of Firearms in Domestic Violence: A Study of Victims, Police, and Domestic Violence Shelter Workers in West Virginia
  • Buzawa, E.S. & Buzawa, C.G. (1996) Do Arrests and Restraining Orders Work?
  • Buzawa, E.S. & Buzawa, C.G. (2002) Domestic Violence: The Criminal Justice Response
  • Drew, M.B., Jordan, L.C., Matthews, D.J. & Runge, R.R. (2004) The Impact of Domestic Violence on Your Legal Practice: A Lawyer’s Handbook
  • Hilton, Z. (1993) Legal Responses to Wife Assault
  • Jordan, L.C. & Garlow, B.J. (Eds.) (2002) The Domestic Violence Civil Law Manual: Protection Orders and Family Law Cases
  • Lemon, N. (Ed.) (2001) Domestic Violence Law: A Comprehensive Overview of Cases and Sources
  • Leonard, E.D. (2002) Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill
  • National Consumer Law Center (2003) Guide to Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (1998) Managing Your Divorce: A Guide for Battered Women
  • Price, B.R. & Sokoloff, N.J. (2003) The Criminal Justice System and Women: Offenders, Prisoners, Victims and Workers (3rd Edition)
  • Ptacek, J. (1999) Battered Women in the Courtroom: The Power of Judicial Responses
  • Roberts, A.R. (2002) Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies: Policies, Programs and Legal Remedies
  • Schneider, E. (2002) Battered Women and Feminist Lawmaking
  • Wallace, H. (1999) Family Violence: Legal, Medical and Social Perspectives


  • Girshick, L. (2002) Woman to Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Call it Rape?
  • Island, D. & Letellier, P. (1991) Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them: Battered Gay Men and Domestic Violence
  • Jasinski, Jana L. and Williams, Linda M. (1998) Partner Violence: A Comprehensive Review of 20 years of Research
  • Kaschak, E. (2003) Intimate Betrayal: Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships
  • Leventhal, Beth and Lundy, Sandra E. (1999) Same Sex Domestic Violence: Strategies for Change
  • Lobel, K (Ed.) (1986) Naming The Violence: Speaking Out About Lesbian Battering
  • McClennen, J. & Gunther, J.J. (1999) A Professional’s Guide to Understanding Gay & Lesbian Domestic Violence: Understanding Practice Interventions
  • Renzetti, C. (1992) Violent Betrayal: Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships
  • Renzetti, C. & Miley, C.H. (1996) Violence in Gay and Lesbian Domestic Partnerships
  • Ristock, J. (2002) No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships


  • Klein, E., Campbell, J., Soler, E. & Ghez, M. (1997) Ending Domestic Violence: Changing Public Perceptions/Halting the Epidemic
  • Meyers, M. (1996) News Coverage of Violence Against Women: Engendering Blame


  • Adams, David (2007 ) Why Do They Kill?: Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners
  • Funk, R.E. (1993) Stopping Rape – A Challenge for Men
  • Katz, Jackson (2006) The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help
  • Kivel, P. (1992) Men’s Work: How to Stop the Violence that Tears Our Lives Apart
  • Kivel, P. (1999) Boys Will Be Men: Raising Our Sons for Courage, Caring, and Community
  • Pence, E., Paymar, M., Ritmeister, T. & Shepard, M. (1993) Education Groups for Men Who Batter: The Duluth Model

Mental Health

  • Dutton, M.A. (1992) Empowering and Healing the Battered Woman: A Model for Assessment and Intervention
  • Gondolf, E.W. (1997) Assessing Woman Battering in Mental Health Services
  • Hendricks, J.H., Black, D. & Kaplan, T. (1993) When Father Kills Mother: Guiding Children Through Trauma & Grief
  • Herman, J. (1997) Trauma & Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
  • Jordan, C.E., Nietzel, M., Walker, R. & Logan, T.K. (2004) Intimate Partner Violence: Clinical Training Guide for Mental Health Professionals
  • Kubany, E.S., McCaig, M.A. & Laconsay, J.R. (2004) Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women


  • Lardner, G. (1995) The Stalking of Kristin: A Father Investigates the Murder of His Daughter
  • Sahebjam, Freidoune (1994) The Stoning of Soraya M.
  • Rivers, Victor Rivas (2006) A Private Family Matter
  • Sipe, Beth & Hall, Evelyn J. (1996) I Am Not Your Victim: Anatomy of Domestic Violence
  • Steiner, Leslie Morgan (2009) Crazy Love


  • Ferrato, Donna (1991) Living with The Enemy

Public Polcy

  • Abramovitz, Mimi (1999) Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present
  • Brandwein, R. (Ed.) (1999) Battered Women, Children, and Welfare Reform
  • Daniels, C.R. & Brooks, R. (Eds.) (1997) Feminists Negotiate the State: The Politics of Domestic Violence
  • Graham-Bermann, S.A. & Edleson, J.L. (2001) Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children: The Future of Research, Intervention and Social Policy.
  • Hanmer, J. & Itzin C. (Eds.) (2000) Home Truths about Domestic Violence: Feminist Influences on Policy and Practice
  • Pleck, E. (2004) Domestic Tyranny: The Making of American Social Policy Against Family Violence from Colonial Times to the Present
  • Radford, J., Friedberg, M. & Harne, L. (2000) Women, Violence, and Strategies for Action: Feminist Research, Policy and Practice
  • Raphael, J. (2000) Saving Bernice: Battered Women, Welfare and Poverty
  • Steinman, M. (Ed.) (1991) Woman Battering: Policy Responses
  • Weldon, S.L. (2002) Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence Against Women: A Cross-National Comparison


Specifically Geared Towards Victims and Surviviors

  • Betancourt, M. (1997) What to Do When Love Turns Violent: A Practical Resource for Women in Abusive Relationships
  • Deaton, W.S. & Hertica, M. (2001) Growing Free: A Manual for Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • Dugan, M.K. & Hock, R.R. (2000) It’s My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence
  • Engel, B. (1992) The Emotionally Abused Woman: Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself
  • Enns, Greg and Black, Jack (1996) It’s not Okay Anymore; your personal guide to ending abuse, taking charge and loving yourself
  • Evans, P. (1996) The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond
  • Giggans, Patricia Occhiuzzo (1997)50 Ways to a Safer World: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Prevent
  • Kubany, E.S., McCaig, M.A. & Laconsay, J.R. (2004) Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women
  • NiCarthy, Ginny and Davidson, Sue (1997) You Can Be Free
  • Nicarthy, G. (1984) Getting Free: A Handbook For Women In Abusive Relationships
  • Nicarthy, G. (1990) Getting Free: You Can End Abuse and Take Back Your Life
  • Nicarthy, G., Merriam, K. & Coffman, S. (1986) Talking It Out: A Guide To Groups For Abused Women
  • Ray, Sondra (1995) Loving Relationships
  • Schechter, S. & Jones, A.R. (1993) When Love Goes Wrong: What to Do When You Can’t Do Anything Right
  • Wilson, K.J. (1997) When Violence Begins at Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Ending Domestic Abuse


  • Basham, Beth and Lisberness, Sara (2006) Striking Terror No More: The Church Responds to Domestic Violence
  • Fortune, M.M. (1995) Keeping the Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse
  • Fortune, M.M. (2004) Forgiveness and Abuse: Jewish and Christian Reflections
  • Gardsbane, D. (2001) Embracing Justice: A Resource Guide for Rabbis on Domestic Abuse
  • Gardsbane, D. (2001) Healing & Wholeness: A Resource Guide for Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community
  • Kaufman, C.G. (2003) Sins of Omission: The Jewish Community’s Reaction to Domestic Violence
  • McClure, John S. and Ramsay, Nancy J. (1999) Telling the Truth: Preaching about Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Miles, A. (2000) Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know
  • Miles, A. & Fortune, M.M. (2002) Violence in Families: What Every Christian Needs to Know
  • Staff of Volcano Press. (1995) Family Violence and Religion: An Interfaith Resource Guide
  • Twerski, MD, Rabbi Abraham J. (1996) The Shame Borne in Silence: Spouse Abuse in the Jewish Community


  • Brewster, M.P. (2003) Stalking: Psychology, Risk Factors, Interventions and Law
  • Davis, J.A. (2001) Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection: Prevention, Intervention, Threat Assessment and Case Management
  • Davis, K.E., Frieze, I.H. & Maiuro, R.D. (2001) Stalking: Perspectives on Victims and Perpetrators
  • Dunn, J.L. (2003) Courting Disaster: Intimate Stalking, Culture and Criminal Justice
  • Gross, L. (2000) Surviving a Stalker: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Safe
  • Lardner, G. (1995) The Stalking of Kristin: A Father Investigates the Murder of His Daughter
  • Mullen, P., Pathe, M. & Purcell, R. (2000) Stalkers and Their Victims
  • Pathe, M. (2002) Surviving Stalking
  • Proctor, M. (2003) How to Stop a Stalker
  • Ramsey, B. (2000) Stop the Stalker: A Guide for Targets
  • Spence-Diehl, E. (1999) Stalking: A Handbook for Victims
  • Sweeney, H.M. (1998) The Professional Paranoid

Teen Dating Violence

  • Creighton, Alan (1993) Helping Teens Stop Violence: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents
  • Crompton, V. & Kessner, E.Z. (2004) Saving Beauty from the Beast: How to Protect Your Daughter from an Unhealthy Relationship
  • DeKeseredy, Walter S. & Schwartz, Martin D. (1997) Woman Abuse on Campus: Results from the Canadian National Survey
  • Levy, B. & Giggans, P.O. (1995) What Parents Need to Know about Dating Violence
  • Levy, B. (1998) In Love and In Danger: A Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free from Abusive Relationships
  • Murray, J. (2001) But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controlling Abusive Dating Relationships

Women of Color

  • Abraham, M. (2000) Speaking the Unspeakable: Marital Violence Among South Asian Immigrants in the United States
  • Bhattacharya, R. (2004) Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in India
  • Malley-Morrison, K. & Hines, D.A. (2004) Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective: Defining, Understanding and Combating Abuse
  • Morrison, A.R. & Biehl, M.L. (1999) Too Close to Home: Domestic Violence in Latin America
  • Nakani, S. (2001) Breaking the Silence: Domestic Violence in the South Asian Community
  • Richie, B. (1995) Compelled to Crime: The Gender Entrapment of Battered Black Women
  • Trinch, S.L. (2003) Latinas Narratives of Domestic Abuse: Discrepant Versions of Violence
  • West, C.M. (2003) Violence in the Lives of Black Women: Battered, Black and Blue
  • White, E.C. (1985) Chain, Chain, Change: For Black Women Dealing With Physical And Emotional Abuse
  • Zambrano, M.M. (1985) Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada: For The Latina In An Abusive Relationship


  • Garlow, B.J., Valente, R.L. Goelman, D.M., Hardeman, J. & Scott, I. (1999) A Guide for Employers: Domestic Violence in the Workplace
  • Lee, J. (2005) Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Movies - Domestic Violence in Film

  • A Jury of Her Peers (1980)   
  • Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)      
  • Dolores Claiborne (1995)
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
  • Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)
  • Once Were Warriors (1994)
  • Othello (1995)
  • Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  • The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
  • What's Love Got To Do With It? (1999)

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