This book makes an important contribution to the international understanding of domestic violence and shares the latest knowledge of what causes and sustains domestic violence between intimate partners, as well as the effectiveness of responses in working with adult and child victims, and those who act abusively towards their partners.
Drawing upon a wide range of contemporary research from across the globe, it recognises that domestic violence is both universal, but also shaped by local cultures and contexts. Divided into seven parts:
• Theoretical perspectives on domestic violence and abuse.
• Domestic violence and abuse across the life-course.
• Manifestations of domestic violence and abuse.
• Responding to domestic violence and abuse.
• Researching domestic violence and abuse.
• Concluding thoughts.
It will be of interest to all academics and students working in social work, allied health, sociology, criminology and gender studies as well as policy professionals looking for new approaches to the subject.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction. 1 Introduction. Part 2: Theoretical Perspectives on Domestic Violence and Abuse. 2 Domestic violence and abuse through a feminist lens. 3 Psychology and domestic violence against womxn. 4 Domestic violence and abuse through a sociological lens. 5 Domestic violence and abuse through a criminological lens. 6 Domestic violence through a Human Rights lens. 7 Tackling domestic violence and abuse using a rights-oriented public health lens. 8 Domestic violence and abuse through a psychological lens. Part 3: Domestic Violence and Abuse Across the Life-course. 9 The impact of domestic violence and abuse on infant mental health. 10 Domestic violence and the impact on children. 11 Preventive socialisation of intimate partner violence through the analysis of family interactions and previous intimate relationships. 12 Youth intimate partner violence. 13 The middle years – a neglected population regarding domestic violence and abuse? 14 Intimate Partner Violence: Transforming the response to older victim-survivors in later life. Part 4: Manifestations of Domestic Violence and Abuse. 15 Sexual violence within intimate relationships. 16 Domestic violence and abuse within male same-sex relationships. 17 Domestic violence and abuse within female same-sex relationships. 18 Domestic violence and abuse when survivors identify as trans or non-binary. 19 Economic abuse within intimate relationships. 20 Domestic violence and disability in India explored in relation to the sustainable development goals. 21 Domestic violence and animal abuse. 22 Transnational marriage abandonment: A new form of domestic violence and abuse in transnational spaces. 23 Technology-assisted abuse within intimate relationships. 24 Intimate partner homicide. 25 Coercive control. 26 Murder in the Family: Why culture is an insufficient explanation for ‘honour’-based violence. 27 Intimate partner violence against women in forced migration. Part 5: Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse. 28 International review of the literature on risk assessment and management of domestic violence and abuse. 29 Interventions for children and young people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. 30 Mothering in the context of domestic violence. 31 Fathering in the context of domestic violence and abuse. 32 Adolescent intimate partner violence prevention & intervention: a developmental, intersectional perspective. 33 Community-based safety partnerships to reduce gender-based violence in Uganda: The Anti-Domestic Violence and Abuse Center (ADOVIC) approach. 34 Healthcare-based violence against women strategies to address the problem in Argentina. 35 Domestic violence survivors’ emotional and mental health. 36 Housing strategies for addressing domestic violence and abuse. 37 Economic empowerment in the context of domestic violence and abuse. 38 Gender justice advocates and the making of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018. 39 Trauma-informed and oppression-sensitive intervention for those who engage in intimate partner violence. Part 6: Researching Domestic Violence and Abuse. 40 Listening to less-heard voices: methodological approaches, considerations and challenges when researching domestic violence and abuse with vulnerable and marginalised women. 41 Creative methodologies: using digital stories to embed the voices of children within programs for men who use domestic violence. 42 Qualitative interviews with children and adolescents who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. 43 Domestic Homicide Review processes as a method of learning. 44 Interventions to prevent or reduce adolescent dating violence: methodological considerations in randomized-controlled trials. 45 Evaluating group based programmes for individuals who use violence and abuse in their intimate relationships. 46 Community-based research in the domestic violence context. 47 Mixed methods in the context of quasi-experimental research designs. 48 Quantitative methods for researching domestic violence and abuse. 49 Extending women’s voice through innovative methods: lessons from struggles for democracy in Hong Kong. Part 7: Concluding Thoughts. 50 Conclusion.
John Devaney is Professor and Centenary Chair of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Caroline Bradbury-Jones is Professor of Gender-Based Violence and Health at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Rebecca J. Macy is Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Northern Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, USA.
Carolina Øverlien is a Research leader at Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) in Oslo, Norway, and Professor at Stockholm University, Sweden.
Stephanie Holt is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland.