Diane Wetendorf is a life-long advocate who pioneered the field of police-perpetrated domestic violence. She has worked collaboratively with police departments to develop policies, provided systemic advocacy to professionals nationwide, trained community advocates, and provided thousands of hours of individual and group counseling. She served as an expert witness in the U.S. and Canada and was a consultant to the Battered Women's Justice Project. Her work has resulted in thousands of advocates learning how to safely help survivors, and untold numbers of battered women knowing, “They are not alone, they are not exaggerating, and they are certainly not crazy.”
Diane is the author of Police Domestic Violence: A Handbook for Victims, the first book written specifically for survivors of police-perpetrated domestic violence; When the Batterer Is a Law Enforcement Officer: A Guide for Advocates; as well as Crossing the Threshold: Female Officers and Police-Perpetrated Domestic Violence, a ground-breaking book for women in law enforcement. Hijacked by the Right: Battered Women in America's Culture War, addresses the future of battered women services in the 21st century. Please visit her website AbuseofPower.info or Dwetendorf.com for additional information, articles, and materials. Books are available for purchase through Smashwords or Draft2Digital, and other e-retail outlets.
Hijacked by the Right: Battered Women in America's Culture War (Updated) addresses the future of battered women services in the U.S. The consequences women will suffer if extreme conservatives gain additional power are nothing less than terrifying. The Christian Right has already made astounding inroads to turn back the clock to the 1950s. The Family Justice Center Alliance is part of that story.
It is a volatile situation when a police officer is a batterer; it's explosive when both the perpetrator and the victim are officers. Women in law enforcement face unique challenges in the male-dominated profession. This is the first book written for female officers who face domestic violence in their own homes.
Women whose abusers are in law enforcement face extraordinary challenges unique to their position as members of the police family. A valuable resource for both victims and advocates as it explores the dynamics of officer-involved domestic violence.