Family Violence Across the Lifespan: An Introduction / Edition 2

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Overview

A thoroughly updated and expanded new edition of the bestseller, Family Violence Across the Lifespan, Second Edition helps students achieve a deeper understanding of the methodology, etiology, prevalence, treatment, and prevention of family violence. Research from experts in the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology, and social welfare is woven together to provide broad coverage of current viewpoints and debates within the field of domestic violence study. Practice and policy considerations provide new and welcome perspectives, and in addition, informal interviews with leading authorities in the field of violence add depth and clarity to the topics. Organized chronologically, chapters cover child physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; courtship violence and date rape; spouse abuse, battered women, and batterers; and elder abuse.

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Editorial Reviews

Ph.D. - Psyc CRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology
"With noteworthy reliance on a myriad of behavioral science sources, Barnett et al. explore the following: research methodology, assessment, and theories; child physical and sexual abuse; child neglect and psychological maltreatment; key issues in child maltreatment; dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault; intimate partner violence; and abuse of older adults and people with disabilities. There are appendixes for resources and violence incidence estimates. The quality of this book makes it potentially useful for undergraduate and graduate courses in all of the mental health disciplines. Those who are already working in domestic violence will be familiar with much of the substance, but the material is up to date and should help the experienced practitioner gain cutting-edge knowledge and refine skills. "- John T. Firsching,
Diane Hiebert-Murphy
"I think that the authors do a tremendous job of integrating findings from a very large body of research and present their analysis in a reader-friendly way. The text is particularly strong in orienting the reader to the research issues, including the current state of knowledge in the area... I have found the text to be very well done and extremely useful in providing students with an introduction to the very broad field of family violence. I have recommended the text to colleagues and students. I applaud the authors for this work and thank them for creating such a comprehensive text."
Jean Giles-Sims
"This book includes an impressive overview of different types of violence and organizes a large amount of research material to make it accessible to the upper-level undergraduate. Students will easily follow the organization of topics, themes and questions, and long chapters include several intermediary summaries, which is good.”
Psyc CRITIQUES - John T. Firsching
"With noteworthy reliance on a myriad of behavioral science sources, Barnett et al. explore the following: research methodology, assessment, and theories; child physical and sexual abuse; child neglect and psychological maltreatment; key issues in child maltreatment; dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault; intimate partner violence; and abuse of older adults and people with disabilities. There are appendixes for resources and violence incidence estimates. The quality of this book makes it potentially useful for undergraduate and graduate courses in all of the mental health disciplines. Those who are already working in domestic violence will be familiar with much of the substance, but the material is up to date and should help the experienced practitioner gain cutting-edge knowledge and refine skills."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761927563
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Ola W. Barnett is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. She earned her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Psychology at UCLA, specializing in Learning. Her initial research centered on batterers, and she later studied battered women and dating violence. She has coauthored two best-selling Sage books (with Alyce D. La Violette) on why battered women stay with abusive partners. These books provide a scientific explanation, grounded in learning theory, for understanding the obstacles battered women face in trying to break free. She remains active in the field of family violence by reviewing articles for a large number of journals and performing as an external grant reviewer for a few organizations. She serves on the editorial board of the new journal, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. She also continues research on the impact of transitional housing on the lives of battered women.

Cindy L. Miller-Perrin is currently Professor of Psychology and Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Social Science at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She is also a clinical child psychologist and has worked with developmentally delayed, maltreated, and other troubled children and their families. She has coauthored three books, including Child Sexual Abuse: Sharing the Responsibility (with S. Wurtele, 1992), Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (with R. Perrin, Sage, 1999, 2007), and Family Violence Across the Lifespan (with O. Barnett & R. Perrin, Sage 1997, 2005, 2011). She is also the author or coauthor of numerous articles and book chapters on topics including child sexual abuse prevention, perceptions associated with child maltreatment, family violence, and psychology and religion. She enjoys teaching and researching with undergraduates and is the recipient of the 2008 Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. She received her doctorate from Washington State University.

Robin D. Perrin is currently Professor of Sociology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. His research interests and publications are in the areas of interpersonal violence, deviance theory, the social construction of social problems, and the sociology of religion. He is the coauthor of three books: Social Deviance: Being, Behaving, and Branding (with D. Ward & T. Carter, 1991), Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (with C. Miller-Perrin, Sage, 1999; 2007), and Family Violence Across the Lifespan (with O. Barnett & C. Miller-Perrin, Sage, 1997, 2005; 2011). He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles on a variety of topics related to religion, deviance, and interpersonal violence. He is the recipient of the 2004 Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. He received his doctorate in sociology from Washington State University in 1989. Following his doctoral studies he was Assistant Professor of Sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CHAPTER 1 - HISTORY AND DEFINITIONS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
Violence in Families
Why are Families Violent?
Discovering Family Violence: How Social Conditions Become Social Problems
Defining Family Violence: Understanding the Social Construction of Deviance Definitions
Introducing Issues in Practice, Policy and Prevention
Summary
Goals of the Book
Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
CHAPTER 2 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, ASSESSMENT, AND THEORIES: INVESTIGATING THE PROBLEM OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
Introduction
Case History #2A: Juanita's Broken Heart and Broken Body
Studying Family Violence: A Multidisciplinary Effort
Theoretical Explanations of Family Violence
Methodology: How Researchers Try To Answer Questions about Family Violence
Practice, Policy, and Prevention Issues
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
CHAPTER 3: CHILD PHYSICAL ABUSE
Chapter Outline
Introduction
Case History: Kevin Fell Off of His Razor
Scope of the Problem
Chapter Summary
Searching For Patterns: Characteristics of Victims and Perpetrators
Consequences Associated With Child Physical Abuse
Practice, Policy, and Prevention Issues
Summary
Discussion Questions
Recommended Reading
CHAPTER 4: CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Chapter Outline
Introduction
Case History: Sashim's Secret
Scope of the Problem
Searching For Patterns: Characteristics of Victims and Perpetrators
Dynamics and Consequences Associated With Sexual Abuse
Explaining Child Sexual Abuse
Practice, Policy, and Prevention Issues
Summary
Discussion Questions
Recommended Reading
CHAPTER 5: CHILD NEGLECT
Chapter Outline
Introduction
Case History: Will and Mark: "Where Are the Parents? "
Scope of the Problem
Searching For Patterns: Characteristics of Children, Parents, and Families of Neglect
Consequences Associated With Child Neglect
Practice, Policy, and Prevention Issues
Summary
Discussion Questions
Recommended Reading
CHAPTER 6: CHILD PSYCHOLOGICAL MALTREATMENT
Chapter Outline
Introduction
Case History: Tough Love or Psychological Maltreatment?
Scope of the Problem
Searching For Patterns: Characteristics of Victims and Perpetrators
Section Summary
Consequences Associated With Psychological Maltreatment
Practice, Policy, and Prevention Issues
Summary
Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Explaining Child Physical Abuse
CHAPTER 7: KEY ISSUES IN THE FIELD OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
Chapter Outline
Introduction
The Criminal Justice System Response to Child Maltreatment
Cultural and International Issues in Child Maltreatment
Additional Forms of Child Maltreatment
Collateral Effects of Child Maltreatment
Unifying The Field Of Child Maltreatment
Summary
Discussion Questions
Recommended Reading
CHAPTER 8: DATING VIOLENCE, STALKING, AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
Case History #8a: Ivana and Bruce - Teaching Her a Lesson
Introduction
Scope of the Problem
Searching For Patterns: Characteristics of Perpetrators and Victims of Dating Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault
Explaining Dating Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault
Practice, Policy, and Prevention Issues
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
CHAPTER 9: INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE (IPV) IN ADULT RELATIONSHIPS
Case History #9A: Kree Kirkman: Getting Even With the Woman You No Longer Love
Introduction
Scope of the Problem
Outcomes of Intimate Partner Violence
Explaining Intimate Personal Violence
Practice, Policy, and Prevention Issues
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
CHAPTER 10: INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: ABUSED PARTNERS
Case History #10A: Lisa-Staying for Better or Worse
Introduction
Blaming Battered Victims
Consequences of Being a Battered Woman
Remaining with an Abuser
Practice, Policy, and Prevention
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Recommended Reading
CHAPTER 11: INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: ABUSIVE PARTNERS
Case History #11A: Ari and Bernadette - When a Little Slap is a Knock-Out Punch
Introduction
Descriptions of Batterers
Becoming and Remaining a Batterer
Practice, Policy, and Prevention Issues
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Recommended Reading
CHAPTER 12: ABUSE OF ELDERS AND THE DISABLED
Case History #12A: Jenny and Jeff Jr. - "Dwindling Assets, Dwindling Devotion"
Introduction
Scope of the Problem
Searching For Patterns: Who Is Abused And Who Are The Abusers?
Explaining Abuse of Elders and the Disabled
Practice, Policy, and Prevention Issues
Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions
Recommended Reading
CHAPTER 13 - WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
Introduction
Condemning Culturally Accepted Violence
Advocating for a Public Policy Commitment to Preventing Family Violence
Joining, Giving, and Volunteering
Summary

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