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Family Violence : Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives,9780205319015

Family Violence : Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives

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Edition:
3rd
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9780205319015

ISBN10:
0205319017
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This text presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence and discusses current controversies in the field from three perspectives legal, medical, and social.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Characteristics of Family Violence
1(28)
Definition
2(1)
Controversies in Family Violence
3(1)
Nature and Scope of the Problem
4(5)
Factors That Contribute to Family Violence
9(11)
The Cycle of Violence Theory
20(4)
Summary
24(1)
Key Terms
25(1)
Discussion Questions
26(1)
Suggested Readings
26(1)
Endnotes
27(2)
Physical Child Abuse
29(37)
Definition
31(1)
Extent of the Problem
32(4)
The Abusers and the Abused
36(4)
Indications of Physical Child abuse
40(2)
Bruises
42(4)
Burns
46(3)
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
49(3)
Fractures
52(4)
Head and Internal Injuries
56(3)
Child Homicide
59(3)
Summary
62(1)
Key Terms
62(1)
Discussion Questions
62(1)
Suggested Readings
63(1)
Endnotes
63(3)
Child Sexual Abuse
66(22)
Definitions
68(1)
The Abuser and the Abused
68(3)
Indications of Sexual Abuse
71(3)
Sexual Abuse
74(9)
Summary
83(1)
Key Terms
84(1)
Discussion Questions
84(1)
Suggested Readings
85(1)
Endnotes
85(3)
Child Neglect
88(21)
Definition
89(1)
Causes of Neglect
90(2)
Indications of Child Neglect
92(1)
Failure-to-Thrive Syndrome
93(2)
Emotional Neglect
95(3)
Other Types of Child Neglect
98(6)
Summary
104(1)
Key Terms
105(1)
Discussion Questions
105(1)
Suggested Readings
106(1)
Endnotes
106(3)
Sibling Abuse
109(12)
Extent of the Problem
110(1)
Definition
111(1)
Siblings as Perpetrators
111(3)
Serial Abuse of Siblings
114(4)
Summary
118(1)
Key Terms
118(1)
Discussion Questions
118(1)
Suggested Readings
119(1)
Endnotes
119(2)
Ritualistic Child Abuse
121(20)
Historical Background
122(4)
Definition
126(1)
Types of Ritualistic Abuse
127(5)
Responding to Ritualistic Abuse
132(6)
Summary
138(1)
Key Terms
138(1)
Discussion Questions
138(1)
Suggested Readings
139(1)
Endnotes
139(2)
Professionals and Their Response to Child Abuse
141(37)
Reporting
142(5)
Sex Offender Community Notification (Megan's Law)
147(1)
Interviewing
148(14)
Intervention
162(12)
Summary
174(1)
Key Terms
174(1)
Discussion Questions
175(1)
Suggested Readings
175(1)
Endnotes
176(2)
Spousal Abuse
178(38)
Definition
181(1)
Extent of the Problem
182(1)
Theories of Spousal Abuse
182(6)
Characteristics of Spousal Abuse
188(10)
Types of Spousal Abuse
198(4)
Family Violence by Police Officers
202(2)
Spousal Homicide
204(7)
Summary
211(1)
Key Terms
212(1)
Discussion Questions
212(1)
Suggested Readings
212(1)
Endnotes
213(3)
The Criminal Justice Response to Spousal Abuse
216(29)
Extent of the Problem
218(1)
Factors Affecting Police Response
219(2)
Arrest and Other Alternatives
221(9)
Restraining Orders
230(3)
Courts and Spousal Assault
233(7)
Summary
240(1)
Key Terms
240(1)
Discussion Questions
241(1)
Practical Application
241(1)
Suggested Readings
242(1)
Endnotes
242(3)
Elder Abuse
245(22)
Definition
246(2)
Extent of the Problem
248(2)
Types of Elder Abuse
250(4)
Theories of Elder Abuse
254(4)
Reporting and Intervention
258(5)
Summary
263(1)
Key Terms
263(1)
Discussion Questions
264(1)
Suggested Readings
264(1)
Endnotes
264(3)
Gay and Lesbian Abuse
267(13)
History and Attitudes
268(1)
Definitions
269(2)
Nature and Scope of the Problem
271(2)
Legal and Judicial Responses
273(2)
Intervention Issues
275(2)
Summary
277(1)
Key Terms
277(1)
Discussion Questions
277(1)
Suggested Readings
278(1)
Endnotes
278(2)
Special Populations and Family Violence
280(22)
Victims with HIV/AIDS
280(6)
Victims with Disabilities
286(6)
Cultural Issues
292(3)
Rural Victims
295(4)
Summary
299(1)
Key Terms
300(1)
Discussion Questions
300(1)
Suggested Readings
300(1)
Endnotes
300(2)
Women and Sexual Violence
302(35)
Definition
305(1)
Extent of the Problem
306(5)
Theories on Sexual Violence
311(4)
Stranger Rape
315(5)
Marital and Acquaintance Rape
320(6)
Sexual Harassment
326(5)
Summary
331(1)
Key Terms
332(1)
Discussion Questions
332(1)
Suggested Readings
333(1)
Endnotes
333(4)
Stalking
337(19)
Definition
338(2)
Types of Stalking
340(1)
Myths and Assessment of Stalking
341(2)
Stalking Laws
343(5)
Antistalking Measures
348(3)
Summary
351(1)
Key Terms
351(1)
Discussion Questions
351(1)
Suggested Readings
352(1)
Endnotes
352(4)
The Consequences of Family Violence
356(17)
Physical Consequences
357(4)
Mental Consequences
361(4)
Financial Consequences
365(5)
Summary
370(1)
Key Terms
371(1)
Discussion Questions
371(1)
Suggested Readings
371(1)
Endnotes
371(2)
Victim's Rights
373(24)
Historical Perspective
374(3)
Victims and Civil Litigation
377(7)
Compensation and Restitution
384(3)
Victim Impact Statements
387(6)
Summary
393(1)
Key Terms
394(1)
Discussion Questions
394(1)
Suggested Readings
395(1)
Endnotes
395(2)
Index 397


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