Heavy Hands An Introduction to the Crime of Intimate and Family Violence

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-28
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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

-Internet-based exercises

Heavy Hands is an ideal resource for individuals interested in the field of criminal justice, criminology, or sociology.

Table of Contents

Global Violence Against Women
History of Violence in the Family
Research and Theory on Family Violence
Child Abuse
Investigating Child Abuse
Adolescent Perpetrators
Intimate Partner Violence
Gay and Lesbian Partner Abuse
Abuse in Later Life
Adult Perpetrators
The Police Response to IPV
Adult Stalking and Homicide
The Court Response to IPV
Research on the Internet
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Wonderful July 27, 2011
This is the textbook for my Family Violence class. It is very interesting to read, easy to follow and very informative. It explains violence in other countries and how the cycle occurs here in our great country. The textbook covers all areas of domestic violence and explains some new things as well. This textbook arrived on time and I could not believe the price.
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