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Violence and Society

Publications

Books

2017 - Walby, Sylvia, Jude Towers, Susie Balderston, Consuelo Corradi, Brian Francis, Markku Heiskanen, Karin Helweg-Larsen, Lut Mergaert, Philippa Olive, Emma Palmer, Heidi Stöckl and Sofia Strid. The Concept and Measurement of Violence against Women and Men.  Bristol: Policy Press.

2015 - Walby, Sylvia. Crisis.  Cambridge: Polity.

2015 - Walby, Sylvia, Philippa Olive, Jude Towers, Brian Francis, Sofia Strid, Andrea Krizsan, Emanuela Lombardo, Corinne May-Chahal, Suzanne Franzway, David Sugarman, Bina Agarwal and Jo Armstrong. Stopping Rape: Towards a Comprehensive Policy.  Bristol: Policy Press.

2009 - Walby, Sylvia. Globalization and Inequalities: Complexity and Contested Modernities. London: Sage.

1991 - Soothill, Keith and Sylvia Walby. Sex Crime in the News. London: Routledge.

Edited journal special issues

2013 - Walby, Sylvia.  ‘Violence and society’, Current Sociology, 61(2): 95-264.

Articles

2020 - Walby, S. Gender, violence and Brexit. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 70(1), pp. 17–33.

2018 - Walby, S. Gender in the crisis and remaking of Europe: re-gendering subsidiarity. European Journal of Politics and Gender, 1, pp. 307–324. doi:10.1332/251510818X15395100824731 .

2018 - Walby, Sylvia. ‘Is Europe cascading into fascism?  What concepts are needed to address this question?’, Politics and Governance, 6(3): 67–77.  DOI: 10.17645/pag.v6i3.1438

2018 - Walby, Sylvia and Jude Towers. ‘Untangling the concept of coercive control: Theorizing domestic violent crime’, Criminology and Criminal Justice.  On-line advance publication. 7 January 2018.  DOI: 10.1177/1748895817743541

2017 - Walby, Sylvia and Jude Towers. ‘Measuring violence to end violence: Mainstreaming gender’, Journal of Gender-Based Violence, 1(1): 11-31.

2016 - Walby, Sylvia, Jude Towers and Brian Francis. ‘Is violent crime increasing or decreasing? A new methodology to measure repeat attacks making visible the significance of gender and domestic relations’, British Journal of Criminology, 56(6): 1203-1234

2014 - Walby, Sylvia, Jude Towers and Brian Francis. ‘Mainstreaming domestic and gender-based violence into sociology and the criminology of violence’, The Sociological Review, 62(S2): 187-214.

2013 - Strid, Sofia, Sylvia Walby and Jo Armstrong. ‘Intersectionality and multiple inequalities: Visibility in British policy on violence against women’, Social Politics, 20(4): 558-581.

2013 - Walby, Sylvia ‘Violence and society: Introduction to an emerging field of sociology’, Current Sociology, 61(2): 95-111.

2011 - Walby, Sylvia and Jo Armstrong ‘Developing key indicators of “fairness”: Competing frameworks, multiple strands and ten domains – an array of statistics’, Social Policy and Society, 10(2): 205-218.

2010 - Walby, Sylvia and Jo Armstrong. ‘Measuring equality: Data and indicators in Britain’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 13 (3): 237-249. Reprinted in C. Hughes and R. Cohen (eds) (2010) Feminism Counts: Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender.  Oxford: Routledge.

2005 - Walby, Sylvia. ‘Improving the statistics on violence against women’, Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, 22(4): 193-216.

2001 - Walby, Sylvia and Andy Myhill. ‘New survey methodologies in researching violence against women’, British Journal of Criminology, 41(3): 502-522.

1990 - Walby, Sylvia, Keith Soothill and Paul Bagguley. 'Judges, the media, and rape', Journal of Law and Society, 17(2): 211-233.

1983 - Walby, Sylvia, Alex Hay and Keith Soothill. 'The social construction of rape', Theory, Culture and Society, 2(1): 86-98.

Reports

2018 - Francis, Brian, Sylvia Walby, Becky Pattinson, Amy Elliott, Valmira Hoti, Jessica Phoenix, Rachel Verrall, Moira Peelo. Data collection on trafficking in human beings in the EU: Final report. Brussels: European Commission.

2016 - Walby, Sylvia, Jude Towers, Brian Francis, Karen Shire, Liz Kelly, Birgit Apitzsch, Jo Armstrong, Susie Balderston, Adam Fish, Claire Hardaker, Stuart Kirby, Corinne May-Chahal and Emma Palmer. Comprehensive Policy Review of Anti-Trafficking Projects funded by the European Commission. ISBN 978-92-79-61960-1 doi:10.2837/973893

2016 - Walby, Sylvia, Birgit Apitzsch, Jo Armstrong, Susie Balderston, Karolina Follis, Brian Francis, Liz Kelly, Corinne May-Chahal, Awais Rashid, Karen Shire, Jude Towers, and Markus Tünte Gender Dimension of Trafficking in Human Beings.  Brussels: European Commission Anti-Trafficking Coordinators Office. ISBN 978-92-79-54063-9 doi:10.2837/462884

2016 - Ensuring data collection and research on violence against women and domestic violence – Article 11 of the Istanbul Convention.  Prepared by Sylvia Walby for the Council of Europe.  Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

2014 - Walby, Sylvia and Philippa Olive. Estimating the Costs of Gender-Based Violence in the European Union.  Vilnius, Lithuania: European Institute for Gender Equality.  ISBN 978-92-9218-499-5 Doi:10.2839/79629

2013 - Walby, Sylvia, Philippa Olive, Jude Towers, Brian Francis, Sofia Strid, Andrea Krizsan, Emanuela Lombardo, Corinne May-Chahal, Suzanne Franzway, David Sugarman, Bina Agarwal. Overview of the worldwide best practices for rape prevention and for assisting women victims of rape.  Brussels: European Parliament. ISBN 978-92-823-4865-9.  DOI: 10.2861/37950.

2013 - Walby, Sylvia and Olive, Philippa The European Added Value of a Directive on Combatting Violence Against Women: Annex 2 Economic Aspects and Legal Perspectives for Action at the European Level.  European Value Added Unit.

2012 - Towers Jude and Sylvia Walby. Measuring the impact of cuts in public expenditure on the provision of services to prevent violence against women. Trust for London/Northern Rock Foundation. ISBN 978-1-901373-70-3:

2009 - Walby, Sylvia. The Cost of Domestic Violence: Up-date 2009. Lancaster: Lancaster University.

2008 - Walby, Sylvia, Jo Armstrong and Les Humphreys. Review of Equality Statistics. Research Report: 1. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. ISBN: 978 1 84206 074 2.

2004 - Walby, Sylvia and Jonathan Allen. Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking: Findings from the British Crime Survey. Home Office Research Study 276.  London: Home Office.

2004 - Walby, Sylvia.  The Cost of Domestic Violence. London: Department of Trade and Industry Women and Equality Unit.

Chapters and other short publications

Walby, S. (2018). Policies for inclusive economic growth. Soundings (pp. 32–49).

Walby, S. (2018). The concept of inclusive economic growth: What would economic growth for people look like? Soundings (pp. 138–154).

Walby, S. (2018). Towards zero violence? Global Dialogue

2017 - Walby, Sylvia. ‘Towards zero violence?’ Global Dialogue (publication of the International Sociological Association).

2016 - Towers, Jude, Sylvia Walby and Brian Francis ‘ONS (Office for National Statistics, UK) Consultation on high frequency repeat victims in the Crime Survey - our response.

2015 - Walby, Sylvia ‘Official statistics mask the extent of domestic violence in the UKThe Conversation, 15 June.

2012 - Walby, Sylvia and Jude Towers. ‘Measuring the impact of cuts in public expenditure on the provision of services to prevent violence against women and girls’ Safe: The Domestic Abuse Quarterly, 41: 14-17.

2012 - Walby, Sylvia, Jo Armstrong and Sofia Strid. ‘Developing measures of multiple forms of sexual violence and their contested treatment in the criminal justice system’ in Sandra L. Walklate and Jennifer Brown (eds) Handbook on Sexual Violence.  London: Willan. Pp. 90-114.

2010 - Walby, Sylvia, Jo Armstrong and Sofia Strid. Physical and Legal Security and the Criminal Justice System: A Review of Inequalities.  Equality and Human Rights Commission. 172 pp.

2008 - Walby, Sylvia. ‘From statistics to indicators: How to convert information from surveys into practical indicators’, in K. Aromaa and M. Heiskanen (eds) Victimisation Surveys in Comparative Perspective.  Helsinki: Heuni. Pp.180-188.

2007 - Walby, Sylvia. Indicators to Measure Violence Against Women.  Report for the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, presented as lead background paper for UN Expert meeting, Geneva, 8-10 October 2007.

2007 - Walby, Sylvia. ‘Violence conjugale, agression sexuelle et harcèlement: Résultas tirés de la British Crime Survey (enquête de criminalité britannique)’ in M. Jaspard and S. Condon (eds) Nommer et compter les violences envers les femmes en Europe.  Enjeux scientifiques et politiques.  Paris: Institute de Démograpie Université Paris 1.  Pp. 55-61.

2007 - Indicators to Measure Violence Against Women.  Report for the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, presented as lead background paper for UN Expert meeting, Geneva, 8-10 October 2007.

2006 - Home Affairs Select Committee: Invited written submission to Draft Sentencing Guidelines – Overarching Principles: Domestic Violence and Breach of a Protective Order Third report of session 2005-6, HC 1231, Ev14-15.

2006 - Towards international standards for data collection and statistics on violence against women, presented to United Nation Economic Commission for Europe meeting on gender statistics; translated into Russian; published on UN website.

2005 - ‘Improving statistics on violence against women’.  Presented to UN Expert Group Meeting on ‘Violence against women: A statistical overview, challenges and gaps in data collection and methodology and approaches for overcoming them’, 11-14 April 2005, Geneva, and published on the UN web-site at:

2005 - Developing Indicators on Violence Against Women.  Report for the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women.  Contribution to the UN Secretary-General’s Report on Violence Against Women to the September 2006 UN General Assembly.

2004 - Walby, Sylvia. ‘Five times higher - the extent of domestic violence’, Safe: The Domestic Abuse Quarterly, 10: 10-12.

2004 - Walby, Sylvia. ‘The real cost of domestic violence’, Safe: The Domestic Abuse Quarterly, 11: 15-18.

2002 - ‘Reducing gendered violence: Defining, measuring and interpreting inter-personal violence and responses to it’ in Kön och våld I Norden.  Rapport från en konferens I Køge, Danmark, 2001.   (Gender and violence in the Nordic countries.  Report from conference in Køge, Denmark 2001).  (Nordic Council of Ministers Tema Nord.)

2001 - Walby, Sylvia. ‘Assessing and managing the risk of domestic violence’ in J. Taylor-Browne (ed.) What Works in Reducing Domestic Violence? London: Whiting and Birch. (With A. Myhill), pp. 309-335.

2000 - Comparing Methodologies to Investigate Violence Against Women in Proceedings of the Council of Europe Seminar on ‘Men and Violence Against Women’  (Strasbourg: Council of Europe).  Also posted on Council of Europe web-site. Translated and published in French by the Council of Europe, 2000.