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From the Publisher"Van Wormer (social work, Univ. of Northern Iowa) and Roberts (social work and criminal justice, Rutgers) have written a compelling, comprehensive, insightful, and eye-opening book about the number one killer of women throughout the world: their intimate partners. The reader walks away with an empirically supported understanding of domestic violence offenders and their victims. In addition, the authors have developed an excellent critique of the most widely accepted treatment models, offering readers a comprehensive overview not typically found in a single writing. This reviewer has worked in the field of domestic violence for 30 years and still learned new information from this book. A must read for health care providers, educators, law enforcement professionals, and clergy—essentially anyone who works with women of virtually any age. Whole-heartedly recommended. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above."
"The book is scholarly while retaining its readability….It is a very positive feature of this book that content includes practical interventions to assess risk and prevent domestic homicide….This book makes a welcome and balanced contribution on the topic of domestic violence and homicide…"
Research on Social Work Practice
"This text provides great insight into the occurrence of murder and murder-suicide in domestic violence situations. I believe people in all the helping professions, educators, and scholars would benefit from having a copy of this book in their professional library."
Families in Society Online