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NCJ Number: 155145 Find in a Library
Title: Black Family Violence: Current Research and Theory
Editor(s): R L Hampton
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 217
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Publication Number: ISBN 0-669-21858-8
Sale Source: Lexington Books
D.C. Heath and Co
2700 North Richardt Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46219
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 11 papers focus on domestic assault in black families from the perspectives of sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, and psychology.
Abstract: The papers focus on child abuse, spouse abuse, abuse of elderly persons, and family homicides, exploring how rates of physicial violence in black homes have changed in recent times and the psychosocial diffrences between black and white mothers who abuse and neglect their children. The discussions also examine violence against mothers of abused children, the effects of race on spousal violence, elder abuse in black families, patterns of marital homicide, and the characteristics of black women who kill their spouses. The discussions also focus on the implications of the latest research for designing culturally sensitive, effective treatment and prevention programs focusing on family violence. Tables, chapter notes, index, and more than 300 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Domestic assault; Domestic assault prevention; Domestic violence causes; Elder Abuse; Marital murder; Patricide
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