Domestic Assault of Women: Psychological and Criminal Justice Perspectives / Edition 1

Domestic Assault of Women: Psychological and Criminal Justice Perspectives / Edition 1

by Donald G. Dutton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0774804629

ISBN-13: 9780774804622

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: University of Washington Press

The Domestic Assault of Women provides a comprehensive look at the causes and effects of wife assault and its relationship to criminal justice policy. Thoroughly revised to reflect the recent explosion of research interest in family violence, the book explores the psychology of the male who assaults his intimate partner and the dynamics of teh victim/abuser

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The Domestic Assault of Women provides a comprehensive look at the causes and effects of wife assault and its relationship to criminal justice policy. Thoroughly revised to reflect the recent explosion of research interest in family violence, the book explores the psychology of the male who assaults his intimate partner and the dynamics of teh victim/abuser relationship which so frequently leads to the question, ‘Why does she stay?’

Donald G. Dutton, a leading authority on wife assault, takes a fresh look at many of the questions posed in the original edition of the book, updating them with the latest research findings. The present edition includes an expanded history of social policy towards family violence as well as new chapters on the abusive personality and on taumatic bonding and teh battered woman syndrome. Dutton also examines important new research on the efficacy of arrest and treatment of batterers, he points to a disturbing increase in the level of violence in dating relationships.

Comprehensive in its coverage, The Domestic Assault of Women is the product of the author’s twenty years of experience working with batterers, battered women, police, and academic researchers. By looking at its root causes, Dutton argues that domestic assault is not just a ‘family problem but a problem for all society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780774804622
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
New and Updated Edition
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.07(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1History and Incidence of Wife Assault3
2Explanations for Wife Assault: Psychiatry, Sociobiology, and Sociology26
3The Social Psychology of the Wife Assaulter: The Theory63
4The Social Psychology of the Wife Assaulter: The Research Studies97
5The Abusive Personality121
6Effects on the Victim161
7Traumatic Bonding189
8The Criminal Justice Response to Wife Assault218
9The Treatment of Wife Assault250
10The Future280
Notes297
References301
Indexes325

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