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Family violence in the United States, defining, understanding, and combating abuse, Denise A. Hines, George Mason University, Kathleen Malley-Morrison, Boston University, Leila B. Dutton, University of New Haven

Family Violence in the United States takes an ecological approach to examining violence and abuse within the context of families. Easy-to-read chapters are organized by exploring the “Scope of the Problem”, definitions of key terminology, predictors, and consequences of different forms of maltreatment. Attention is paid to larger social systems that can contribute to abuse, as well as community, relationship, and individual predictors of both perpetration and victimization. Additionally, there is an emphasis on both prevention and intervention of family violence at various levels of the ecological model. Authors Denise A. Hines, Kathleen Malley-Morrison, and Leila B. Dutton help students explore what family violence is and the reasons why it happens. Their approach covers contemporary and controversial topics across the lifespan, including maltreatment of male partners by women, of parents, within sexual minority relationships, and on college campuses. This 3rd edition is filled with chapter-opening cases to prompt discussion within the classroom as well as considerations of context and application in the larger community. Rich in scholarly references and case materials, it is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals alike
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Acknowledgements -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Brief Contents -- Detailed Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Part I Defining and Understanding Abuse -- Chapter 1 Issues in the Definition of Family Violence and Abuse -- Chapter 2 Cultural Contexts of Family Violence -- Part II Child Maltreatment -- Chapter 3 Child Physical Maltreatment -- Chapter 4 Child Sexual Maltreatment -- Chapter 5 Child Neglect and Psychological Maltreatment -- Chapter 6 Prevention and Intervention in Child Maltreatment -- Part III Intimate Partner Maltreatment -- Chapter 7 Maltreatment of Women by Male Partners -- Chapter 8 Maltreatment of Men by Female Partners -- Chapter 9 Maltreatment in College Student Relationships -- Chapter 10 Maltreatment in Sexual Minority Relationships -- Chapter 11 Intervention and Prevention in Intimate Partner Violence -- Part IV Other Types of Family Maltreatment -- Chapter 12 Maltreatment of Older Adults -- Chapter 13 Maltreatment of Siblings and Parents by Children and Adolescents -- Part V Conclusion -- Chapter 14 Looking Back and Looking Forward -- Glossary of Key Terms and Acronyms -- References -- Index -- About the Authors
Literary Form
non fiction
Third edition.
Revised edition of the authors' Family violence in the United States, c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 675 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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