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Ending Violence Against Women in Scotland (Public Lecture)
Wed, May 24, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM BST
“Ending Violence Against Women: Nearly Half a Century of Action, Policy and Research”
Rebecca Emerson Dobash & Russell P. Dobash
Rebecca & Russell Dobash, emeritus professors, Criminology, School of Law, University of Manchester, UK, have published ten books and numerous articles on violence, gender and crime. Their first book, ‘Violence Against Wives’ (Free Press, 1979) was groundbreaking and helped establish the field of research about violence against women. “Women, Violence and Social Change’, (Routledge, 1992) examined the ‘battered women’s movement’ in Britain and the United States. “Women Viewing Violence”, with Philip Schlesinger and C. Kay Weaver (British Film Institute, 1992) examined the responses of women to depictions of violence against women in the media. “Changing Violent Men” (Sage, 2000) examined the nature and effectiveness of abuser programmes for men convicted of violence against a woman partner. Their latest book, ‘When Men Murder Women’ (Oxford University Press, 2015) is a comprehensive study of intimate partner murders, sexual murders, and the murders of older women that are examined in detail and compared to male-male murders with close attention to the murder event and the life-course of the perpetrators from childhood to the murder event and in prison.
The lecture wiill be preceded by two short talks
“The Emergence of the Feminist Anti-Violence Movement in 1970s Scotland and onwards”
“Speaking Out: Recalling Women’s Aid in Scotland”
This event is run jointly by the Centre for Gender Studies and the Art Collection. There will be the opportunity to visit the Women's Aid Speaking Out Exhibition in Gallery 4 of the Pathfoot Building.