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Overview

Rethinking Domestic Violence reviews research in the area of intimate partner violence. The research crosses disciplinary lines, including social and clinical psychology, sociology, psychiatry, criminology, and criminal justice research. After 20 years of viewing intimate partner violence as generated by gender and focusing on a punitive "law and order" approach, Dutton now argues that this approach must be more varied and flexible.

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This comprehensive book does an extraordinary job of reviewing the literature regarding all aspects of domestic violence. Everyone interested in domestic violence issues or treating domestic violence problems should read this book. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774810159
  • Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald G. Dutton teaches in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has written extensively on the subject of domestic violence.

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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments 1. The History of Spouse Assault 2. Nested Ecological Theory 3. Measurement and Incidence of Abuse 4. Theories of Wife Assault: Psychiatric Contributions 5. Feminist and Sociobiological Explanations for Intimate Partner Violence 6. The Gender Debate and the Feminist Paradigm 7. The Domestic Assault of Men 8. Victims, Causes, and Effects 9. The Psychology of the Perpetrator 1: General Psychological Features 10. Subtypes of Perpetrators 11. The Cycle of Violence and the Abusive Personality 12. Relationship/Interactionist Explanations 13. The Failure of Criminal Justice Intervention Policy 14. Risk Assessment 15. Treatment Policy Issues 16. Treatment: The Next Step 17. Rethinking the Response to Domestic Violence Notes Index

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