Author Talks about Violence against Women

Carol E. Jordan will talk about her latest book in a program Thursday, March 26, at 12 p.m. in the Teleconference Room at ACTCs College Drive Campus.

Her book, Violence against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform, gives Kentucky women - specifically victims of rape, domestic violence, and stalking - a voice. Their stories punctuate her account of the struggles of advocates and legislators to bring legal protections to women.

Jordon is the executive director of the Office for Policy Studies on Violence against Women at the University of Kentucky and holds faculty appointments in the departments of psychology and psychiatry. She is coauthor of Intimate Partner Violence: A Clinical Training Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Women and Victimization: Contributing Factors, Interventions, and Implications.

Against a backdrop of the early sufferance and temperance movements, and passage of the 23rd Amendment grating women the right to vote, Jordon chronicles over 100 bills covering rape, domestic violence and stalking that were passed by the Kentucky General Assembly.

Violence against Women in Kentucky documents the progress that has been made, but also outlines the work yet to be done. Jordon also places Kentucky in a broader context by examining reform efforts across the nation. The book was published in June, 2014 by University Press of Kentucky.

Jordons appearance is a Womens History Month program presented by the ACTC Diversity Committee and the Mansbach Library. The program is free and open to the public.