Annotated Bibliography

The following sources were used in the creation of our website:

A Safe Place Lake County Crisis Center. Statistics of battered women. Retrieved April 18,
This website was used to gain statistics about the abuse of women. The statistics were from A Safe Place which is a group that provides shelter, court advocacy, referrals and comprehensive counseling programs for victims of domestic violence - women and children who have been physically, verbally, or emotionally abused.  The various statistics they had posted on their website were a compilation from the Uniform Crime Report, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Public Health Nursing, and the American Journal of Public Health. 

Cramer, E., DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. (August 3, 2003). Violence against women with
Retrieved April 18, 2010, from 
This online book was funded by the Office of Women's Help. It was written to inform people about violence of women.  Chapter three was about the history of women's abuse.  This was the chapter that was referenced in our website.  We gained information about the history of abuse starting with the middle ages up to today.

Office for Victims of Crime. (January 21, 2010). Domestic violence.Retrieved April 18,
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice.  The 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) established the OVC with the purpose of overseeing diverse programs benefiting crime victims.  The mission of the OVC is to enhance the national capacity to help victims of crime through leadership and funding on behalf of victims of crime.    This source was used to compile additional resources for victims of domestic crime.  This source had a very thorough compilation of additional resources.  The site also had links to scholarly publications directly related to the topic of domestic and family violence.  This source was very helpful.  This source did not provide much information directly, but the site did provide links and access to an exorbitant amount of data and information directly related to the topic of domestic violence.
Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice. (2010). About

     domestic violence. Retrieved April 18, 2010, from

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVM) is a component of the United States Department of Justice.  The OVM works to develop the national capacity to reduce violence against women by implementing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  OVM provides funding and technical support for the development of programs, policies, and practices that are aimed at putting a stop to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.   About Domestic Violence defines domestic violence, identifies types of domestic violence, and discusses the scope of domestic violence through information collected from the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and  This source was used to define domestic violence, to identify the types of domestic violence (physical, emotional, sexual, economic, and psychological abuse), and to illustrate the scope of domestic violence and who is affected by the issue.  This source would have been more useful if they provided more in depth information.

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments. (2010).
You might be  surprised who’s affected
domestic violence… Retrieved April 18, 2010, from
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE) is a non-profit, community-based organization and was founded in 1976 to address the needs of those who have experienced family violence.  SAVE has several funding sources including: federal, state, and local jurisdictions and private contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals.  SAVE is located in Southern Alameda County, CA and offers complete services to family violence victims.  SAVE’s mission is “to provide alternatives to domestic violence through support services, advocacy and education, and to assist domestic violence victims and their families to end the cycle of violence.”  You Might Be Surprised Who’s Affected by Domestic Violence… is a brochure that explains what SAVE is and discusses their experience, scope, reputation, and ways to help.  The brochure also discusses the costs of domestic violence to businesses and the various people, including children, who are affected by domestic violence.  This source was used to show how children are affected by exposure to domestic violence.  This source could have been more useful if it had more information and if it cited the sources of its information.  The source did provide a link to the original website which had more information.

Smith, M., & Segal, J. (March 2010). Domestic violence and  abuse. Retrieved April 17,
This article came from Helpguide, a non-profit resource that provides information on various health issues with the goal of helping people to “understand, prevent, and resolve life’s challenges.”  The article, Domestic Violence and Abuse, was written by Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., and Melinda Smith, M.A.  Segal is a sociologist, psychologist, and author, and Smith has a master’s degree in psychology with over ten years of experience as a health writer and editor.  This article contained loads of information pertaining to domestic violence and abuse.  The topics in the article included the following:  understanding domestic violence and abuse, signs of an abusive relationship, physical abuse and violence, emotional abuse, abusive behavior as a choice, the cycle of violence, recognizing the warning signs, speaking up if you suspect abuse, and links related to domestic violence.  This source was used to describe some of the signs of an abusive relationship and in the prevention section to discuss making the decision to leave the abusive relationship.  This source would have been more helpful if they had in-text citations.

Thio, A. (2010). Deviant behavior (6th ed.). Ohio: Pearson Education.
I used Alex Thio’s book because it was very informative on family violence related issues.  I used the information to help explain some causes of abuse and the battering cycle.  In this part of the book they also discuss issues such as social profiles of abusers, child abuse, and wife battery.  The reading gave causes for all of these categories and that is where I got most of my information for our website.

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. (2010). Red  flags for abusive
elationships. Retrieved April 18, 2010, from
The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance) is a coalition of people and agencies working to end sexual and domestic violence.  The Red Flag Campaign is a project of the Action Alliance, created by college students/personnel and community victim advocates, and is funded by a grant from the Verizon Foundation.  The Red Flag Campaign “is the first statewide public awareness campaign to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on Virginia’s college campuses, and is now being offered to and launched on campuses nationally.”  Red Flags for Abusive Relationships provides a list of warning signs for potentially abusive relationships.  The information they provided was adapted from the Domestic Abuse Project.  This source was used to list warning signs for potentially abusive relationships.  The source also provides additional information and resources relating to dating violence.  This source would have been more helpful if it had more statistics and data regarding dating violence.