Neil Websdale




An Ethnographic Assessment of the Policing of Ethnic Violence in Rural Eastern Kentucky

Neil Websdale extends to rural communities the body of research on the experiences of battered women and the nature and extent of interpersonal violence against women. It raises questions about the marginalization of rural women, the violence they experience, and the often inadequate police response to that violence. An overview of theories of domestic violence and police response is provided, along with an analysis of ethnographic data based on extensive interviews and a discussion of the social policy implications.

domestic violence; rural life; kentucky; women — battered; patriarchy; social services; police

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 22, No. 1 (1995): 102-122


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