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NCJ Number: 148742 Find in a Library
Title: Current Controversies on Family Violence
Editor(s): R J Gelles; D R Loseke
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 407
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-4674-0
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume addresses some of the most important and hotly debated issues surrounding family violence that relate to conceptualization, definition and measurement, causes, and social intervention.
Abstract: Chapters focusing on issues in conceptualizing family violence indicate that theoretical disagreements prevail over the causes of family violence and appropriate social interventions. Psychological, sociological, and feminist frameworks are noted as competing ways to conceptualize the behaviors involved in family violence. Chapters related to issues in defining and measuring family violence examine whether physical assaults by women represent a serious social problem, whether date rape is an exaggerated social problem, and whether abused women suffer from a battered woman's syndrome. Chapters on family violence causes look at the role of alcohol and other drugs, the intergenerational transmission of abuse, elderly abuse victims, and child abuse. Finally, chapters dealing with social intervention issues concern what should be done to stop violence, help victims, and punish or change offenders. References, notes, and tables
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abused women; Acquaintance rape; Battered husbands; Battered wives; Child abuse; Child victims; Criminology; Domestic assault; Elder Abuse; Female victims; Sexual assault victims; Violence prevention; Violent women
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