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Violence Against Older Women, Volume II


  • Hannah Bows


  • Brings together the empirical work of researchers and activists in the area of violence against older women, to explore research, policy and practice, across two volumes

  • Covers key concepts, theories, contexts, definitions and causes in Volume I, and explores challenges, issues, policy, and practice responses in supporting older survivors in Volume II

  • Speaks to those in social and health care, gerontology, sociology and social policy, feminist research and criminology


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology book series (PSVV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hannah Bows
    Pages 1-11
  3. Sarah Wydall, Alan Clarke, John Williams, Rebecca Zerk
    Pages 13-36
  4. Liesbeth De Donder, Liet De Wachter, José Ferreira-Alves, Gert Lang, Bridget Penhale, Ilona Tamutiene et al.
    Pages 123-141
  5. Hannah Bows
    Pages 187-196
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-200

About this book


This book brings together international research from scholars and activists on the forms of violence that older women experience into a unique, comprehensive two-volume set. This volume is concerned with understanding the consequences and impacts of violence against older women. The majority of policy and practice has been developed to reflect the dynamics and contexts of violence affecting young women, and most of the available support services had focused on the needs of those of child-bearing age. This volume sheds light on the specific needs and effectiveness of responses to violence against older women, and identifies both challenges and opportunities for developing services that meet older survivor's needs. It will be of interest to researchers in social and health care, gerontology, sociology and social policy, feminist research and criminology.


violence ageing elderly domestic abuse partner violence eldercide sexual violence hate crime gerontology social policy feminist research ageism sexism social care health

Editors and affiliations

  • Hannah Bows
    • 1
  1. 1.Durham Law SchoolDurham UniversityDurhamUK

About the editors

Hannah Bows is Assistant Professor in Criminal Law at Durham Law School, Deputy Director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) and Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Her research interests are located within the areas of violence against women, gender and crime, victimology and feminist socio-legal theories. Over the last six years her work has mainly focused on violence crime against older people in the UK which has included projects examining domestic violence, sexual violence and, more recently, homicide. She is currently the PI on a British Academy funded project examining sexual violence and harassment at UK music festivals. Hannah is the Chair of Age UK Teesside and sits as a magistrate on the County Durham and Darlington bench. She is also Deputy Chair of the British Society of Criminology (BSC) Victims Network.

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