The Dark Side of Families: Current Family Violence Research / Edition 1

The Dark Side of Families: Current Family Violence Research / Edition 1

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by David Finkelhor
     
 

This unique volume attests to the coming of age of research on family violence. Leading authorities in this interdisciplinary area offer useful insights into such concerns as wife-battering, child neglect and abuse, and criteria for distinguishing when child abuse or marital violence have actually taken place.See more details below

Overview

This unique volume attests to the coming of age of research on family violence. Leading authorities in this interdisciplinary area offer useful insights into such concerns as wife-battering, child neglect and abuse, and criteria for distinguishing when child abuse or marital violence have actually taken place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803919358
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/01/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Richard J. Gelles received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire. He is the Dean of The School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania and holds The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence in the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Youth Policy and Co-Director of the Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research. His book, The Violent Home was the first systematic empirical investigation of family violence and continues to be highly influential. He is the author or coauthor of 23 books and more than 100 articles and chapters on family violence. His latest books are, The Book of David: How Preserving Families Can Cost Children's Lives (Basic Books, 1996) and Intimate Violence in Families, Third Edition (Sage Publications, 1997).

Table of Contents

Introduction - Abridged Contents
Violence against Wives
Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children
Marital Rape
Toward a Theory of Intrafamily Violence
An Appraisal of Current Issues

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