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Introduction

  • Hannah BowsEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology book series (PSVV)

Abstract

This is the first volume of a two-volume edited collection examining violence against older women. In this first collection, scholars concerned with conceptualising, understanding and examining the prevalence and nature of the violence experienced by older women have authored chapters which provide an important starting point for developing meaningful discourses and future research which explores these issues in more detail. To date, there has been limited attention paid to older women and there have been no previous collections which focus on this issue. This is despite a growing awareness that older people can experience violence and abuse. This introductory chapter provides the contextual backdrop to this first collection by outlining the broader issues of violence against women and how violence against older women has been defined and conceptualised. An overview of the following eight chapters which constitute this collection is provided, highlighting the key contributions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Durham Law SchoolDurham UniversityDurhamUK

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