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Intimate Violence and Abuse in Families

Fourth Edition

Richard J. Gelles

Publication Date - October 2016

ISBN: 9780195381733

224 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $58.00

Updates a best-selling core text in the field of intimate violence and child maltreatment.

Description

This Fourth Edition of Intimate Violence and Abuse in Families updates a best-selling core text in the field of intimate violence and child maltreatment. New features include: a "Global Perspectives" call-out box for each of the chapters that explore an aspect of research, policy, and practice globally or in another nation; and a separate chapter that examines forms of intimate partner violence other than male-to-female. Bidirectional intimate partner violence and female-to-male violence remain contentious topics in the field of intimate partner violence and rarely receive extensive coverage in books or texts; Chapter 7 includes a new examination of brain and behavior research and theory as it can be applied to intimate partner violence. Further, Chapter 8 adds a much-expanded examination of the most important federal policies pertaining to child welfare and child maltreatment. The inclusion of all forms of relationship and intimate violence continues to be a distinctive feature of the book, which is a must-have for both undergraduate and graduate students studying social work, family studies, criminology, nursing, sociology, and/or psychology.

New to this Edition

  • Separate chapter that investigates forms of intimate partner violence other than male-to-female
  • Examines brain and behavior research and theory as it can be applied to intimate partner violence
  • Expands evaluation of the most important federal policies pertaining to child welfare and child maltreatment
  • Updates of intimate partner violence in LGBT relationships

Features

  • The Fourth Edition of Intimate Violence and Abuse in Families updates a classic text in the field of intimate violence and child maltreatment from a prominent scholar and educator.

About the Author(s)

Richard J. Gelles, PhD, is the Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence as well as former Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. His book, The Violent Home was the first systematic empirical investigation of family violence and continues to be highly influential. He has authored or coauthored 26 books and more than 200 articles and chapters on family violence.

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Intimate Violence and Abuse in Families

    Chapter 2: The Historical and Cultural Legacies of Family And Intimate Violence

    Chapter 3: The Youngest Victims: Violence Toward and the Maltreatment of Children and Adolescents

    Chapter 4: Violence Against Women in Heterosexual Relationships

    Chapter 5: Mutual Violence, Violence Toward Men, Violence in Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Relationships

    Chapter 6: Hidden Victims

    Chapter 7: Explaining Intimate Violence and Abuse

    Chapter 8: Policy, Intervention, and Prevention: Society's Response to Intimate Violence and Abuse

    References

    Resources

    Index

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