BooknewsDutton (director, Assaultive Husbands Program, Vancouver) looks at the causes and effects of wife assault and its relationship to criminal justice policy. He explores the psychology of assaultive males and the dynamics of the victim/abuser relationship, and discusses treatment and the criminal justice response to the crime. This revised edition is updated from 1988 and includes an expanded history of family violence social policy, plus new chapters on traumatic bonding and the battered-woman syndrome. Of interest to professionals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book provides a comprehensive look at the causes and effects of wife assault and its relationship to criminal justice policy.
- Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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