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Damage or wear to type, resulting in a defective impression. Because each battered type creates a unique impression, Hinman, Blayney, and others have successfully used evidence from ...

Women

Women   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
22,697 words

...increase their vulnerability to violence. In many countries in the region, no specific laws or provisions exist to penalize domestic violence. Domestic violence is generally considered to be a private matter outside the state's jurisdiction—although extramarital sex is not. Battered women may find it difficult to obtain protection and redress from the courts and are often told to go home if they attempt to file a complaint with the police; in several reported instances, an abusive husband was telephoned to come collect his wife. Women and their children are...

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United States   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
22,172 words

...and a branch of the state legislature, kidnapped, killed, and buried beneath tons of dirt three civil rights workers: Michael Schwerner , James Chaney , and Andrew Goodman . During the FBI's months-long search for the missing men, black body after black body, often battered, usually mutilated, decomposing, and clearly lynched, was pulled “from the lower reaches of the Mississippi River” (“More Violence in American South”). Yet, none was Schwerner or Goodman, both of whom were white, or Chaney. The stark brutal reality of the deadly violence and...

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