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Bohmer, Carol

Overview
Works: 21 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 4,164 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6561, 364.15320973
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Most widely held works by Carol Bohmer
The wages of seeking help : sexual exploitation by professionals by Carol Bohmer( )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sexual assault on campus : the problem and the solution by Carol Bohmer( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent statistics indicate that 25 percent of all female college students will experience some form of sexual assault by the time they graduate. Even that figure is probably an underestimate, since many women who are assaulted drop out of school. Very few of these incidents are reported, and when they are, campus authorities often mishandle the case, causing further trauma to the victim. Of the small number of cases pursued through campus judicial procedures or reported to the police, only a fraction result in conviction. Why does no one seem to know what to do about the problem of sexual assault on campus? Why do so few women report their assault? Why are so many cases mishandled? Why do some college administrators so fear being sued that their fear becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy? Why are some institutions better equipped to handle the problem, and what is the best way to handle sexual assault on campus? Carol Bohmer and Andrea Parrot, both recognized experts on the problem of rape, particularly acquaintance rape, examine these and other questions in this landmark book. Sexual Assault on Campus combines social science evidence, analysis of legal doctrine and cases, and interviews with victims, their parents, campus security officers, and college administrators. Based on the results of their own qualitative study on the responses to complaints of sexual assault on campus, the authors offer important new guidance to all involved in the problem, particularly administrators, lawyers, and service providers working with students - from rape crisis centers and social workers to residence hall directors. Further, Sexual Assault on Campus includes case studies, making it important reading for students of social work, criminology, and law and society programs. And certainly victims of campus rape, their families, and friends will want to read this book - the first ever to deal effectively with the aftermath of sexual assault on campus
Rejecting refugees : political asylum in the 21st century by Carol Bohmer( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many nations recognize the moral and legal obligation to accept people fleeing from persecution, but political asylum applicants in the twenty-first century face restrictive policies and cumbersome procedures. So, what counts as persecution? How do applicants translate their stories of suffering and trauma into a narrative acceptable to the immigration officials? How can asylum officials weed out the fake from the genuine without resorting to inappropriate cultural definitions of behaviour? Using both in depth accounts by asylum applicants and interviews with lawyers and others involved, this book takes the reader on a journey through the process of applying for asylum in both the United States and Great Britain. It describes how the systems address the conflicting needs of the state to protect their citizens from terrorists and the influx of hordes of unwelcome economic migrants, while at the same time adhering to their legal, moral and treaty obligations to provide safe haven for those fleeing persecution. Rejecting Refugees is an insightful and fresh evaluation of the obstacles asylum applicants face and the cultural, procedural, and political discrepancies in the political asylum process. This makes it ideal reading to students and scholars of political science, international relations, sociology, law and anthropology.--Publisher description
Victim advocacy services in urban programs : a description by staff and clients of service provision and gaps( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political asylum deceptions : the culture of suspicion by Carol Bohmer( )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of refugees desperately need humanitarian protection, yet today asylum seekers are increasingly labeled liars, criminals, and even terrorists. How did we get to the point where society's most vulnerable are enveloped by a cloud of hostile suspicion? In this rigorous and highly readable book Bohmer and Shuman resume their highly productive collaboration to highlight the relentless governmental focus on pseudo-science, evidence, truth, credibility, and proof, and examine real malfeasance stories. Illicit activities and complex webs of transnational mobility ultimately contribute to claims of fraud, corruption, and deceit, trapping countless numbers and further eroding compassion and understanding.' -Benjamin N. Lawrance, Editor-in-Chief, African Studies Review 'In grappling with the issue of 'deception' in the asylum process, Bohmer and Shuman tackle some of the most important and difficult questions facing both advocates and decision makers. What counts as evidence? Is it enough to 'tell your story'? When is it okay to lie? And do the deceptions that are an inevitable consequence of the complex and messy situations from which people flee invalidate their claims for protection? Sharply observed and carefully written, this is a 'must read' for anyone who believes that 'truth' is almost always more complex than it seems.' - Heaven Crawley, Chair in International Migration at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK 'From stories through 'facts', evidence and 'having a case', to being a subject in a world of restrictions and deception: this is the journey described in this book, and it is the journey of large numbers of asylum seekers in the 21st century. Richly documented and carefully argued, Bohmer and Shuman's book must be placed among the handful of studies that take our understanding of the contemporary asylum system genuinely forward.' -Jan Blommaert, Professor and Director of Babylon, Center for the Study of Multicultural Societies, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Narrating atrocity : uses of evidence in the political asylum process by Amy Shuman( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political asylum is one remedy for human rights abuses. By offering safe haven to people fleeing persecution in their homelands, countries providing political asylum acknowledge that violence can make some places too dangerous for members of particular groups. Asylum and human rights' discourses have run on parallel tracks in the post-World War II period, with the initial international recognition of human rights in 1948 (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights), followed by the1951 Refugee Convention. From the beginning, it was important that asylum law not conflict with the sanctity of the sovereign state. As a result, the treaties provide neither the means nor the political mandate to protect people from human rights abuses which are internal to sovereign states. Instead, asylum and refugee law provides one rather piecemeal and ineffective method of addressing such human rights abuses. It addresses human rights abuses on an individual basis and does not apply to many of those who, it could be argued, suffer from such abuses. Accordingly, it is a band aid rather than a potential solution to the problem of human rights, though it may serve the purpose of alerting the world to the existence of human rights abuses in a particular state. In this paper, Amy Schuman and Carol Bohmer explore the disconnect between asylum law and human rights at two levels. First, the relationship between written documentation and oral narrative testimony in political asylum hearings is examined as genres of representation that display and rely on different norms of evidence. Second, it is considered how these evidentiary differences exacerbate the impossible subjectivity of the asylum seeker, whose success in the process depends upon proving that she is who she says she is and that the atrocities she describes really happened. The paper also examines the question of when human rights should outweigh cultural traditions. What may be a human rights violation may not be grounds for asylum in such cases
Evaluation of Victim Advocacy Services Funded by the Violence Against Women Act in Urban Ohio, 1999 by Carol Bohmer( )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of this research and evaluation endeavor was on direct service programs in Ohio, particularly advocacy services for female victims of violence, receiving funding through the Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (STOP) formula grants under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994. The objectives of this project were (1) to describe and compare existing advocacy services in Ohio, (2) to compare victim advocacy typologies and identify key variables in the delivery of services, (3) to develop a better understanding of how victim advocacy services are defined and delivered, and (4) to assess the effectiveness of those services. For Part 1, Service Agencies Data, comprehensive information about 13 VAWA-funded programs providing direct services in urban Ohio was gathered through a mailback questionnaire and phone interviews. Detailed information was collected on organizational structure, clients served, and agency services. Focus groups were also used to collect data from clients (Parts 3-11) and staff (Parts 12-23) about their definitions of advocacy, types of services needed by victims, services provided to victims, and important outcomes for service providers. Part 2, Police Officer Data, focused on police officers' attitudes toward domestic violence and on evaluating service outcomes in one particular agency. The agency selected was a prosecutor's office that planned to improve services to victims by changing how the police and prosecutors responded to domestic violence cases. The prosecutor's office selected one police district as the site for implementing the new program, which included training police officers and placing a prosecutor in the district office to work directly with the police on domestic violence cases. The evaluation of this program was designed to assess the effectiveness of the police officers' training and officers' increased acce ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02992
Judicial use of psychiatric reports in the sentencing of sex offenders by Carol Bohmer( )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1978 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DIIS working paper. Narrating atrocity - uses of evidence in the political asylum process( )

in Multiple languages and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public and private ordering within the context of divorce by Marilyn L Ray( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lawyering in America: too much of a good thing? by Carol Bohmer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel members discuss the excess of "lawyering" in the United States today
Contemporary private law problems I by Carol Bohmer( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

South Africa: the prospects for change by Carol Bohmer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bohmer presents her opinion that the South African regime will not collapse and that, while segregation is slowly breaking down, blacks will not be granted the right to vote any time soon
Community values, domestic tranquility and customary law by Carol Bohmer( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modernization, divorce and the status of women : le Tribunal Coutumier in Bobodioulasso by Carol Bohmer( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender and cultural silences in the political asylum process( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Individuals claiming persecution on the basis of gender or as sexual minorities have faced many obstacles in the political asylum process including additional burdens of proof of identity and of persecution. Based on our own work with political asylum applicants, on legal reports, and on reports by groups providing assistance to asylum seekers, we review the law and the obstacles and consider the conditions underlying and supporting suspicion of the applicants. We observe how particular narratives are rendered untellable in the interrogation process and how the identities of sexual minorities become either invisible or hypervisible
Community values, domestic tranquility, and customary law in Upper Volta by Carol Bohmer( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evaluation of Victim Advocacy Services Funded by the Violence Against Women Act in Urban Ohio, 1999 by Carol Bohmer( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The focus of this research and evaluation endeavor was on direct service programs in Ohio, particularly advocacy services for female victims of violence, receiving funding through the Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (STOP) formula grants under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994. The objectives of this project were (1) to describe and compare existing advocacy services in Ohio, (2) to compare victim advocacy typologies and identify key variables in the delivery of services, (3) to develop a better understanding of how victim advocacy services are defined and delivered, and (4) to assess the effectiveness of those services. For Part 1, Service Agencies Data, comprehensive information about 13 VAWA-funded programs providing direct services in urban Ohio was gathered through a mailback questionnaire and phone interviews. Detailed information was collected on organizational structure, clients served, and agency services. Focus groups were also used to collect data from clients (Parts 3-11) and staff (Parts 12-23) about their definitions of advocacy, types of services needed by victims, services provided to victims, and important outcomes for service providers. Part 2, Police Officer Data, focused on police officers' attitudes toward domestic violence and on evaluating service outcomes in one particular agency. The agency selected was a prosecutor's office that planned to improve services to victims by changing how the police and prosecutors responded to domestic violence cases. The prosecutor's office selected one police district as the site for implementing the new program, which included training police officers and placing a prosecutor in the district office to work directly with the police on domestic violence cases. The evaluation of this program was designed to assess the effectiveness of the police officers' training and officers' increased access to information from the prosecutor on the outcome of the case. Police officers from the selected
Panel on family and property: women's rights in a changing society by Carol Bohmer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel members, all of whom are attorneys, discuss family law, women and property rights, and feminism
Cultural Sciences as an Excuse for Injustice : the Problems of Documentary Proof by Carol Bohmer( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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