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NCJ Number: 149818 Find in a Library
Title: Family Violence: Prevention and Treatment
Editor(s): R L Hampton; T P Gullotta; G R Adams; E H Potter III; R P Weissberg
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 337
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-5247-3
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume attempts to summarize the best of current scholarship by family violence researchers from various disciplines. The authors each address the issues and prevention and treatment from the perspective of their various subfields.
Abstract: The first few chapters provide an overview of the research, theory, and current controversies in the field. The authors review recent etiological models of physical and child sexual abuse. Chapters delineating responses to child maltreatment focus on legal responses, treatment and assessment, and prevention. Three chapters deal with various aspects of couples violence: psychological violence in marriage, physical and sexual violence, and a profile of male batterers. Other areas of growing concern addressed in this volume include abuse of the elderly, ethnic diversity, and substance abuse.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Child abuse; Domestic assault prevention; Marital problems
Note: Issues In Children's and Families' Lives Series Vol. 1
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