Significantly updated in this edition, this book discusses many family violence issues in a comprehensive and easy to understand format. Chapters begin with scenarios and include case studies, in-depth feature boxes and current events that connect difficult topics to real life situations.
This book contains a robust supplement package, new internet-based chapter exercises and end-of-chapter questions that address the changes in family violence, practice, policy and research. Some examples of new content include:
-A new chapter on Violence Against Women Around the World
-Section on research and sources of family violence data
-Two chapters on child abuse
-Chapter on adolescent perpetrators
-Chapter on gay and lesbian partner abuse
Heavy Hands is an ideal resource for individuals interested in the field of criminal justice, criminology, or sociology.