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Article Review: Guardianship for Coercively Controlled Battered Women  

Author:  Karen  Dempsey.; Stefanie Fleischer  Seldin.

Source: Volume 06, Number 04, April/May 2001 , pp.49-50(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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In Ruth Jones’ article, “Guardianship for Coercively Controlled Battered Women: Breaking the Control of the Abuser,” 88 Georgetown Law J. 605 (2000), she maintains that a particular category of battered women, whom she terms “coercively controlled battered women, “cannot avail themselves of existing resources and services and therefore require the intervention of a court-appointed guardian, such as a friend or family member, to be safe. Jones’s argument is flawed in a number of respects. The article elaborates.

Keywords: Joel Steinberg and Hedda Nussbaum

Affiliations:  1: Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance; 2: Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance.

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