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.
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