Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013: A policy analysis
by Berney, Bridgit, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 72; 1587883
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this policy analysis is to examine the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013. This policy was created to address the social problem of domestic violence, and has expanded its target populations with this most recent Reauthorization. The analysis involves a brief overview of domestic violence in the United States, the history of the policy, the policy's objectives, implications, and the value sets of the proponents and opponents of the Reauthorization. To conduct this analysis, congressional hearings, related academic journal articles, law review articles, news media sources, and the policy itself were utilized. The policy analysis was guided by David Gil's (1992) theoretical framework as adapted by Jillian Jimenez (2015). The findings of this analysis suggest that though the Violence Against Women Act is not without opposition, it is beneficial for domestic violence victims and was a victory for human rights advocates.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kim, Mimi
Commitee: O'Donnell, Julie, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: 2013 reauthorization, Domestic violence, Marginalized populations, Policy, Vawa, Violence against women act
Publication Number: 1587883
ISBN: 9781321723311
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