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Exploratory study of victim advocacy practices, strategies, resistance and relationships among crime victim service agencies

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dc.contributor.advisor Markward, Martha J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Elizabeth Ford en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-27T14:35:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-27T14:35:01Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009 Summer en_US
dc.identifier.other WilsonE-080309-D56 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7027
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 1, 2010). en_US
dc.description The 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.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Martha Markward. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph.D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Social work. en_US
dc.description.abstract Social 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.extent viii, 75 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2009 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Human rights advocacy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social advocacy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public prosecutors -- Moral and ethical aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Law enforcement -- Moral and ethical aspects en_US
dc.title Exploratory study of victim advocacy practices, strategies, resistance and relationships among crime victim service agencies en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Social work en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 607915935 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations


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