This webinar is hosted by the Battered Women's Justice Project and is open to the public. 


The authors will discuss their recent book analyzing why and how men abuse women during and after a separation or divorce. They define separation violence broadly, as sometimes the separation is emotional distancing rather than physically leaving a shared home. They will discuss the extent and distribution of separation assault, new technologies that increase vulnerabilities and the role of Family Court in keeping women connected to abusive fathers. Finally, they will offer important suggestions for reducing risks to women post-separation.


Walter S. DeKeseredy, Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University; Molly Dragiewicz, Associate Professor in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and Martin D. Schwartz, George Washington University.

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