This paper is an analysis that defines and describes the patterns of recognized intimate partner violence, and looks at the physical, social, psychological, and economic aspects of abuse. It correlates these aspects to the personal experiences of Beth Sipe according to her autobiographical account in I Am Not Your Victim, which serves as a model example of a domestic abuse relationship. This analysis also discusses the societal implications of abuse, which encouraged changes like the Violence Against Women Act, and how that made resources and shelters available to women in similar situations.
"I am Not Your Victim: Anatomy of Domestic Violence - Analysis of the Beth Sipe Autobiography,"
Themis: Research Journal of Justice Studies and Forensic Science:
Vol. 2, Article 13.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/themis/vol2/iss1/13