Partner Violence: A Comprehensive Review of 20 Years of Research

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Overview

Twenty years of accumulated knowledge and research into violence towards partners are synthesized in this landmark book. Topics examined include: marital rape; effects of partner violence on children; partner violence among same sex couples; and partner violence in ethnic minority families. A final chapter examines issues of prevention and treatment, and provides empirically based recommendations for future research and practice.

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Synthesizes the research since 1974 to provide an introduction for beginning professionals, an entry to the literature for researchers, or a textbook for a course on family violence. Among the topics are marital rape, the effects of partner violent on children, same-sex couples, ethnic minority couples, dynamics and risk factors, and prevention and intervention. Paper edition unseen, $24.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761913177
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/19/1998
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda M. Williams received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, where she studied at the Center for Research in Criminology and Criminal Law. Dr Williams was appointed in 2005 as Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Massachusetts Lowell. She was Director of Research at the Stone Center, Wellesley Centers for Women from 1996-2005 and has directed longitudinal research on sexual exploitation of children and youth, the consequences of child abuse, violence against women, family violence, sex offenders and violence prevention for 33 years.

Professor Williams is author of 4 books and numerous scholarly publications on family violence including Partner Violence (1998), Trauma and Memory (1998), Nursery Crimes: Sexual Abuse in Day Care (1988), and The Aftermath of Rape (1979). She served on the National Research Councils’ Panel on Violence Against Women and as co-director of the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center. Dr. Williams has been principal investigator on 13 U.S. federally funded research projects. Current research includes research on child abuse recidivism, human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. She is principal investigator of a study of prostituted teens and at risk runaways funded by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Dr Williams is currently co-editing a special issue of the journal Child Maltreatment on “Child maltreatment and adolescent violence: Understanding complex connections.”

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Dynamics and Risk Factors in Partner Violence 1
2 The Aftermath of Partner Violence 44
3 Children Exposed to Partner Violence 73
4 Sexual Assault in Marriage: Prevalence, Consequences, and Treatment of Wife Rape 113
5 Leaving a Second Closet: Outing Partner Violence in Same-Sex Couples 163
6 Lifting the "Political Gag Order": Breaking the Silence Around Partner Violence in Ethnic Minority Families 184
7 Partner Violence: Prevention and Intervention 210
References 259
Index 295
About the Editors 311
About the Contributors 312
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