Family Violence : Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives / Edition 4

Family Violence : Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives / Edition 4

by Harvey Wallace
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205418228

ISBN-13: 9780205418220

Pub. Date: 06/02/2004

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Family Violence: Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives, Fourth Edition
This comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence discusses the field from three perspectives—legal, medical, and social. Unlike other books in this field, Wallace includes separate chapters on specialized topics such as ritualistic abuse, gay and lesbian abuse, and

Overview

Family Violence: Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives, Fourth Edition
This comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence discusses the field from three perspectives—legal, medical, and social. Unlike other books in this field, Wallace includes separate chapters on specialized topics such as ritualistic abuse, gay and lesbian abuse, and victims' rights. The new Fourth Edition features in-depth coverage of spiritual abuse, family violence in the military, and spousal abuse by police officers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205418220
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
06/02/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with an “Introduction” and concludes with a “Summary,” “Key Terms,” “Discussion Questions,” “Suggested Readings,” and “Endnotes.”

Preface.

1. Characteristics of Family Violence.

Definition.

Controversies in Family Violence.

Nature and Scope of the Problem.

Factors That Contribute to Family Violence.

The Cycle of Violence Theory.

2. Physical Child Abuse.

Definition.

Extent of the Problem.

The Abusers and the Abused.

Indications of Physical Child Abuse.

Bruises.

Burns.

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.

Fractures.

Head and Internal Injuries.

Child Homicide.

3. Child Sexual Abuse.

Definitions.

The Abuser and the Abused.

Indications of Sexual Abuse.

Sexual Abuse.

4. Child Neglect.

Definition.

Causes of Neglect.

Indications of Child Neglect.

Failure-to-Thrive Syndrome.

Emotional Neglect.

Other Types of Child Neglect.

5. Sibling Abuse.

Extent of the Problem.

Definition.

Siblings as Perpetrators.

Serial Abuse of Siblings.

6. Ritualistic Child Abuse.

Historical Background.

Definition.

Types of Ritualistic Abuse.

Responding to Ritualistic Abuse.

7. Professionals and Their Responses to Child Abuse.

Reporting.

Sex Offender Community Notification (Megan's Law).

Interviewing.

Intervention.

Expert Witnesses and Child Sexual Abuse.

8. Spousal Abuse.

Definition.

Extent of the Problem.

Theories of Spousal Abuse.

Characteristics of Spousal Abuse.

Types of Spousal Abuse.

Family Violence by Police Officers.

Spousal Homicide.

9. The Criminal Justice Response to Spousal Abuse.

Extent of the Problem.

Factors Affecting Police Response.

Arrest and Other Alternatives.

Restraining Orders.

Courts and Spousal Assault.

10. Elder Abuse.

Definition.

Extent of the Problem.

Types of Elder Abuse.

Theories of Elder Abuse.

Reporting and Intervention.

11. Gay and Lesbian Abuse.

History and Attitudes.

Definitions.

Nature and Scope of the Problem.

Legal and Judicial Responses.

Intervention Issues.

12. Special Populations and Family Violence.

Victims with HIV/AIDS.

Victims with Disabilities.

Cultural Issues.

Family Violence in the Military

Spiritual Abuse.

Rural Victims.

13. Women and Sexual Violence.

Definition.

Extent of the Problem.

Theories of Sexual Violence.

Stranger Rape.

Marital and Acquaintance Rape.

Sexual Harassment.

14. Stalking.

Definition.

Types of Stalking.

Myths and Assessment of Stalking.

Stalking Laws.

Anti-Stalking Measures.

15. The Consequences of Family Violence.

Physical Consequences.

Mental Consequences.

Financial Consequences.

16. Victims' Rights.

Historical Perspective.

Victims and Civil Litigation.

Compensation and Restitution.

Victim Impact Statements.

Index.

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