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Theories of Domestic Violence in the African Context
By the mid-1990s, attention had begun to be paid in most African countries to the widespread problem of domestic violence. Studies about partner abuse and femicide-both informal, anecdotal studiesExpand
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Domestic violence: does the African context demand a different approach?
  • C. Bowman
  • Medicine
  • International journal of law and psychiatry
  • 1 September 2003
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A dangerous direction: legal intervention in sexual abuse survivor therapy.
In this Article, Professors Bowman and Mertz question recent popular and academic commentary that disputes the validity of all delayed-recall memories of childhood sexual abuse. They examine oneExpand
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A Feminist Proposal to Bring Back Common Law Marriage
The dilemma of the "wife" in an informal marriage is reflected in the Illinois Supreme Court's well-known opinion in Hewitt v. Hewitt. Like Audrey, Victoria Hewitt had lived with Robert Hewitt forExpand
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The Arrest Experiments: A Feminist Critique
Quantitative research has elicited a good deal of criticism from feminists. Quantitative methods are considered suspect because they place a greater value on "objective" and quantifiable informa­tionExpand
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Wife Murder in Chicago: 1910-1930
Between 1910 and 1930, at least 391 women were intentionally killed by their husbands in Chicago. This is a relatively small subset of all the homicides in Chicago over this period, approximatelyExpand
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Women and Law in Sub-Saharan Africa
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