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9th Edition

Family Violence
Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives

ISBN 9781138363342
Published June 24, 2019 by Routledge
570 Pages

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Book Description

Family Violence: Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives examines the entire spectrum of family violence, focusing on social processes and social relationships.

The Ninth Edition of Family Violence is a comprehensive updated version of the classic text on family violence. In addition to the updates to each chapter, the new edition features new research, comments, and discussions on the #MeToo Movement, same gender couples, elder abuse, stalking, partner abuse, and law enforcement’s updated responses to these incidents. The new edition, however, still retains the coverage of the seminal research studies that are the bases of popular theories on partner and family violence. In the new edition, the authors have sought to make the material more understandable to the readers so that instructors will not need to waste valuable class time explaining the text.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1 Characteristics and Consequences of Family Violence; Chapter 2 Intimate Partner Abuse and Relationship Violence; Chapter 3 The Criminal Justice Response to Intimate Partner Abuse and Relationship Violence; Chapter 4 Elder Abuse; Chapter 5 Physical Child Abuse; Chapter 6 Child Sexual Abuse; Chapter 7 Child Neglect; Chapter 8 Sibling Abuse; Chapter 9 Child Exploitation; Chapter 10 Special Issues in Child Abuse and Trauma; Chapter 11 Professionals and Their Responses to Child Abuse; Chapter 12 Special Populations and Family Violence; Chapter 13 Sexual Violence; Chapter 14 Stalking; Chapter 15 Victims’ Issues


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Harvey Wallace (1944–2007) was a Professor in the Criminology Department, California State University, Fresno. He served as Chairman of the Department of Criminology. During his tenure as Chairman, the department embarked on a number of innovative programs. He was the Associate Dean for the College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno from 2003 to 2005.Professor Wallace received a Jurist Doctorate Degree from California Western School of Law, an MPA from Golden Gate University and a BS in Criminology from California State University, Fresno. He was considered a subject matter expert by the U.S. Department of Justice in Family Violence and Victimology. He was the author or co-author of nine college texts and has been published in a number of refereed and scholarly journals, as well as presenting his research at a variety of international and national conferences. Professor Wallace was an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California and his professional experience included appointment as the City Attorney of the City of Fresno, service as the County Counsel for the County of Butte, private practice in a media law firm and experience as a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego, California. In 2008, the Northern California Mock Trial Regional was renamed the Harvey Wallace Northern California Mock Trial Regional in his memory.

Cliff Roberson LLM, Ph.D. is an Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas and a retired Professor of Criminology at California State University, Fresno, California. Dr. Roberson’s non-academic experience includes U.S. Marine Corps service as an infantry officer, trial and defense counsel, and military judge as a marine judge advocate, and Director of the Military Law Branch, U.S. Marine Corps. He has authored or co-authored numerous books and texts on legal subjects and victims’ issues. His previous academic experiences include Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Arkansas Tech University; Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Houston, Victoria; Director of Programs, National College of District Attorneys; Professor of Criminology and Director of Justice Center, California State University, Fresno; and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, St. Edwards University. Other legal employment experiences include Trial Supervisor, Office of State Counsel for Offenders, Texas Board of Criminal Justice and judge pro tem in the California courts.

Julie L. Globokar, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the at the Sociology Department of Concordia University-Chicago in River Forest, Illinois. Dr. Globokar earned her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her academic work centers on the contextual and historical factors that shape responses to crime, including victim services, probation, and gang policy. Her publications include co-authored works on topics such as domestic violence, victim advocacy, and victim experiences in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, British Journal of Criminology, International Review of Victimology, and Law Enforcement Executive Forum. Dr. Globokar is involved in anti-violence work in Chicago, particularly as chairperson of the board for Boxing Out Negativity, a program on the city’s West side that empowers at-risk youth ages 8–17 to realize the best within themselves.