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Hard Lives, Mean Streets : Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women

By: Jasinski, Jana L.
Contributor(s): Wesely, Jennifer K | Wright, James D | Mustaine, Elizabeth E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law: Publisher: Lebanon : Northeastern University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (210 p.).ISBN: 9781555537326.Subject(s): Homeless women - United States - Social conditions | Homeless women -- United States -- Social conditions | Homeless women - Violence against - United States | Homeless women -- Violence against -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hard Lives, Mean Streets : Violence in the Lives of Homeless WomenDDC classification: 362.83 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1: Violence, Homelessness, and Women; 2: Study Participants - Florida''s Homeless Women; 3: Homelessness and Its Consequences; 4: Homeless Victims and Perpetrators of Violence; 5: Risk Factors and Routine Activities; 6: The Childhood Nexus; 7: Violence as a Cause of Homelessness among Women; 8: The Criminal Justice Response; 9: Injury, Addiction, and Emotional Problems; 10: Conclusions; Appendix A: Study Methodology; Appendix B: Serious Physical Abuse Items; References; Index; Back Cover
Summary: The first comprehensive assessment of the experience of violence among homeless women
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Front Cover; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1: Violence, Homelessness, and Women; 2: Study Participants - Florida''s Homeless Women; 3: Homelessness and Its Consequences; 4: Homeless Victims and Perpetrators of Violence; 5: Risk Factors and Routine Activities; 6: The Childhood Nexus; 7: Violence as a Cause of Homelessness among Women; 8: The Criminal Justice Response; 9: Injury, Addiction, and Emotional Problems; 10: Conclusions; Appendix A: Study Methodology; Appendix B: Serious Physical Abuse Items; References; Index; Back Cover

The first comprehensive assessment of the experience of violence among homeless women

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For over a decade now, studies of homelessness in the US have employed more qualitative and mixed-method approaches to better understand the complexities surrounding those who are precariously housed, especially as it relates to victimization. Further, studies are seeking to better understand how gender, race, age, and location intersect and shape the experiences of homelessness. Jasinski et al. take note of the gaps in the literature and offer a comprehensive study consisting of survey measures and qualitative interviews of homeless women residing in several shelters in four Florida cities. By focusing on the relationships between homelessness and violence, the authors demonstrate the depth of their analysis across several gendered domains, including childhood abuse, adult alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, perceptions of homeless women, and subsequent societal responses to their victimization. The flow of the text, especially in the initial chapters, could have been enhanced with better use of the qualitative interview data that potentially illuminate the processes of homelessness and the ways in which individual experiences are interwoven within broader structural forces. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, professional/practitioners. S. Lawson-Clark Wake Forest University

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JANA L. JASINSKI is Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Central Florida. JENNIFER K. WESELY is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, University of North Florida. JAMES D. WRIGHT is Provost Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, University of Central Florida. ELIZABETH E. MUSTAINE is Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Central Florida.

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