Current Controversies on Family Violence / Edition 2

Current Controversies on Family Violence / Edition 2

by Donileen R. Loseke, Richard J. Gelles, Mary M. Cavanaugh
     
 

Now in its Second Edition, Current Controversies on Family Violence contains thoughtful--often heated--discussions that highlight the most current controversies, research, and policy directions in the family violence area. This volume includes chapters by academic and public policy researchers, therapists, lawyers, victim advocates

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Now in its Second Edition, Current Controversies on Family Violence contains thoughtful--often heated--discussions that highlight the most current controversies, research, and policy directions in the family violence area. This volume includes chapters by academic and public policy researchers, therapists, lawyers, victim advocates and educators. Some of the controversies in the First Edition have been deleted while new ones have been added. Chapters in this Second Edition also are shorter and more accessible to readers who are not already experts in family violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761921066
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
460,203
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Understanding Controversies on Family Violence"
SECTION I: CONTROVERSIES IN CONCEPTUALIZATION
Introduction to Section
Issue 1: Family Violence: What Type of a Problem is it?
1. Through a Psychological Lens: "Personality Disorder and Spouse Assault" - Donald G. Dutton and Mark Bodnarchuk
2. Through a Feminist Lens: "Gender, Diversity, and Violence: Extending the Feminist Framework" - Kersti A. Yllö
3. Through a Sociological Lens: "The Complexities of Family Violence" - Donileen R. Loseke
SECTION II: CONTROVERSIES IN DEFINITION AND MEASUREMENT
Issue 2: Women's Violence Toward Men: A Serious Social Problem?
4. Women's Violence Towrad Men is a Serious Social Problem - Murray A. Straus
5. "Men's Violence Toward Women is the Serious Social Problem" - Donileen R. Loseke and Demie Kurz
Issue 3: Date and Acquaintance Rape: Exaggerated Problems?
6. "More Data Have Accumulated Supporting Date and Acquaintance Rape as Significant Problems" - Mary P. Koss and Sarah L. Cook
7. "Advocacy Research Overstates the Incidence of Date and Acquaintance Rape" - Neil Gilbert
Issue 4: Spanking: Necessary and Effective?
8. "Proper Socialization Requires Powerful Love and Equally Powerful Discipline" - John Rosemond
9. "Children Should Never, Ever, Be Spanked No Matter What the Circumstances" - Murray A. Straus
SECTION III: CONTROVERSIES IN CAUSE
Introduction to Section
Issue 5: Alcohol and Addictive Drugs: The Causes of Violence?
10. "Alcohol and Other Drugs are Key Causal Agents of Violence" - Jerry R. Flanzer
11. "Association is not Causation: Alcohol and Other Drugs Do Not Cause Violence" - Richard J. Gelles and Mary M. Cavanaugh
Issue 6: Abused Elderly and Their Abusive Offspring: Who is Dependent?
12. "Elder Abuse is Caused by the Perception of Stress Associated with Providing Care" - Suzanne K. Steinmetz
13. "Elder Abuse is Caused by the Deviance and Dependence of Abusive Caregivers" - Karl Pillemer
SECTION IV: CONTROVERSIES IN SOCIAL INTERVENTION
Introduction to Section
Issue 7: The Battered Woman's Syndrome: A Sensible Legal Defense? - Sue Osthoff and Holly Maguigan
14. The Self-Defense Claims of Battered Women - Sue Osthoff and Holly Maguigan
15. "Battered Woman's Syndrome: Tool of Justice or False Hope in Self-Defense Cases?"
14 - Donald A. Downs and James Fisher
Issue 8: Child Sexual Abuse Education: Good Prevention?
16. "Child Sexual Abuse Prevention is Appropriate and Successful" - Carol A. Plummer
17. "Problems with Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs" - N. Dickon Reppucci, Jeffrey J. Haugaard, Jill Antonishak
Issue 9: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: Too Much or Too Little?

Issue 9: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: Too Much or Too Little?
18. Overreporting and Underreporting Child Abuse and Neglect are Twin Problems - Douglas J. Besharov
19. "The Main Problem is Underreporting Child Abuse and Neglect" - David Finkelhor
Issue 10: Family Preservation: An Important Goal in Child Abuse Intervention?
20. "Family Preservation is the Safest Way to Protect Most Children" - Richard Wexler
21. "Protecting Children is More Important than Preserving Families" - Richard J. Gelles
Conclusion: "Social Problems, Social Policies, and Controversies on Family Violence"
Index
Editor's Bio's
Contributing Author Bios

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