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The authoritative introduction to family violence issues.
Heavy Hands, Fifth Edition, provides an authentic introduction to the crimes of family violence, covering offenders and offenses, impact on victims, and responses of the criminal justice system. This established text is essential reading for those considering careers in criminal justice, victim advocacy, social work, and counseling. Gosselin draws on extensive field experience and uses real-life examples to provide sharp insight into how and why abuse occurs and its effects on abuse survivors. The text’s accessible language and effective learning tools keep students engaged and motivated, while its practical, real-world focus helps students connect text material to the world around them.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Global Violence against Women
Chapter 2 History of Violence in the Family
Chapter 3 Focus on Research
Chapter 4 Child Abuse
Chapter 5 Investigating Child Abuse
Chapter 6 Adolescent Perpetrators
Chapter 7 Intimate Partner Violence
Chapter 8 Gay and Lesbian Partner Abuse
Chapter 9 Abuse in Later Life
Chapter 10 Adult Perpetrators
Chapter 11 The Police Response to Intimate Partner Violence
Chapter 12 Stalking and Homicide
Chapter 13 The Court Response to Intimate Partner Violence