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dc.contributor.advisorMarkward, Martha J.eng
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Elizabeth Fordeng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 1, 2010).eng
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.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Martha Markward.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh.D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Social work.eng
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.eng
dc.format.extentviii, 75 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc607915935eng
dc.identifier.otherWilsonE-080309-D56eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/7027eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshHuman rights advocacyeng
dc.subject.lcshSocial advocacyeng
dc.subject.lcshPublic prosecutors -- Moral and ethical aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshLaw enforcement -- Moral and ethical aspectseng
dc.titleExploratory study of victim advocacy practices, strategies, resistance and relationships among crime victim service agencieseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial work (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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