Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

by Randal Summers
     
 

Historically, in most cultures, domestic violence has been an accepted fact of life. Only in recent years has it begun to be viewed as a criminal problem, and in many societies, it is still culturally acceptable. This informative reference resource allows students to compare and contrast the ways in which domestic abuse is viewed and handled by thirteen different

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Overview

Historically, in most cultures, domestic violence has been an accepted fact of life. Only in recent years has it begun to be viewed as a criminal problem, and in many societies, it is still culturally acceptable. This informative reference resource allows students to compare and contrast the ways in which domestic abuse is viewed and handled by thirteen different representative countries from around the world. Students are encouraged to think critically to determine which cultures have been the most successful in dealing with domestic abuse and which prevailing techniques have been shared around the world to try to eliminate this very serious problem.

The countries chosen represent vastly different geographic regions and cultures. Each chapter describes how domestic violence is perceived in a particular country and follows with information on the incidence or extent of the problem in that country, as well as specific programs and approaches that have been taken to prevent and control it. This international perspective encourages students to recognize the problem as a global one, providing greater insight into the ways in which we can address it and find solutions to prevent it worldwide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313311642
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
A World View of Social Issues Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

RANDAL W. SUMMERS is an adjunct professor in the Business Administration Program at the University of Phoenix, Northern California campus. He is a general partner and executive director in the consulting firm of Summers & Associates.

ALLAN M. HOFFMAN is Dean and Professor of the College of Health Sciences at Des Moines University, and Director of the Center for the Prevention of Community Violence. He is the author of Schools, Violence and Society (Praeger, 1996) and Teen Violence: A Global View (Greenwood, 2000).

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