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dc.contributor.advisorMarkward, Martha J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Elizabeth Forden_US
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Summeren_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 1, 2010).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Martha Markward.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionPh.D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Social work.en_US
dc.description.abstractSocial work has long been a field of advocacy, and has progressively integrated into the crime victim advocacy movement by practicing in domestic violence shelters, prosecutors' offices, law enforcement, child advocacy centers and community agencies. This study surveyed 110 victim advocates employed in these agencies to examine the practice of advocacy within the individual, administrative and policy levels, strategies of practice, agency relationships, and resistance to advocacy between agencies. Results show victim advocates practice at all advocacy levels, use all strategies of advocacy, and have mostly allied relationships. Differences in advocacy strategies and relationships were found in rural areas, where advocates are more likely to use moral reasoning and value-based advocacy, have more adversarial relationships with law enforcement and prosecutors' offices, and experience more resistance. Recommendations include implementing multidisciplinary training, development of professional advocate standards, increased communication among agencies and implications for policy and future research.en_US
dc.format.extentviii, 75 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.oclc607915935en_US
dc.identifier.otherWilsonE-080309-D56en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/7027
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshHuman rights advocacyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial advocacyen_US
dc.subject.lcshPublic prosecutors -- Moral and ethical aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshLaw enforcement -- Moral and ethical aspectsen_US
dc.titleExploratory study of victim advocacy practices, strategies, resistance and relationships among crime victim service agenciesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial worken_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial workeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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