'Perpetrators of IPSV is an important and valuable contribution to our understanding of this widespread, yet understudied, form of violence. Noted scholars, practitioners and survivors offer new research as well as extensive intervention and prevention recommendations. This volume will prove most useful for all of us working to end sexual violence.' - Kersti Yllo, Wheaton College, U.S.A
'The subjects of this comprehensive, well-researched, and disturbing collection are the men who have sexually assaulted a partner and the effects on the women and children who are victimized by them. The book is long overdue, much needed, and path-breaking.' - Evan Stark, Rutgers University, U.S.A
'McOrmond-Plummer, Easteal and Levy-Peck have made a critical contribution to the field of violence against women with this multi-disciplinary book that addresses a highly understudied phenomena.
For far too long there has been a dearth of information about men who sexually abuse their intimate partners. This important book assembles leading experts from a variety of disciplines to address this void in an important way. For those who are working in the community with perpetrators, those working with women who have been victimized by their partners and others committed to ending violence against women, this book is essential reading.
This book contributes in an important way to furthering our understanding of IPSV as 'real rape' with very real consequences for society and most importantly, the lives of women who are victimized by their partners.' - Raquel Bergen, Saint Joseph's University, U.S.A
About the Author
Louise McOrmond-Plummer is Research Associate at the West Virginia University Center on Violence, USA. She has twenty-five years of study, work and activism experience in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault, with particular focus on intimate partner sexual violence.
Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with more than thirty-five years of experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and has developed expertise in program development and victim advocacy. She is president of Levy-Peck Consulting, LLC.
Patricia Easteal, AM, is Professor of Law at the University of Canberra, Australia. She has twenty-plus years of research, writing, advocacy and teaching experience in the area of women and the law, domestic violence and sexual assault. She has written and/or edited 15 relevant books and more than 160 academic journal articles.