Family Violence: Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives / Edition 6

Family Violence: Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives / Edition 6

ISBN-10:
0205679706
ISBN-13:
9780205679706
Pub. Date:
04/07/2010
Publisher:
Pearson
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Family Violence: Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives / Edition 6

This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence and discusses current controversies in the field from three perspectives–legal, medical, and social.

Includes separate chapters on specialized topics such as ritualistic abuse, gay and lesbian abuse, and victims' rights. Only text on the market to provide thorough coverage of stalking, sexual harassment, and sexual violence in the workplace.

Anyone looking for a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205679706
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 04/07/2010
Series: The Intersections Collection: Custom Resources in Sociology Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 592,760
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

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

Preface.

1. Characteristics of Family Violence.
Nature and Scope of the Problem.
Factors That Contribute to Family Violence.
The Cycle of Violence Theory.

2. Physical Child Abuse.
The Abusers and the Abused.
Indications of Physical Child Abuse.
Bruises.
Burns.
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy.
Fractures.
Head and Internal Injuries.

3. Child Sexual Abuse.
Indications of Sexual Abuse.
Sexual Abuse.

4. Child Neglect.
Indications of Child Neglect.
Failure-to-Thrive Syndrome.
Emotional Neglect.
Other Types of Child Neglect.

5. Sibling Abuse.
Siblings as Perpetrators.
Serial Abuse of Siblings.

6. Ritualistic Child Abuse.
Types of Ritualistic Abuse.
Responding to Ritualistic Abuse.

7. Professionals and Their Responses to Child Abuse.
Reporting.
Sex Offender Community Notification.
Interviewing.
Intervention.
Expert Witnesses and Child Sexual Abuse.

8. Spousal Abuse.
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.
Arrest and Other Alternatives.
Restraining Orders.
Courts andSpousal Assault.

10. Elder Abuse.
Theories of Elder Abuse.
Reporting and Intervention.

11. Gay and Lesbian Abuse.
Nature and Scope of the Problem.
Legal and Judicial Responses.
Intervention Issues.

12. Special Populations and Family Violence.
HIV/AIDS Victims.
Disabled Victims.
Cultural Issues.
Rural Victims.

13. Women and Sexual Violence.
Theories of Sexual Violence.
Stranger Rape.
Marital and Acquaintance Rape.
Sexual Harassment.

14. Stalking.
Stalking Laws.
Anti-Stalking Measures.

15. The Consequences of Family Violence.
Physical Consequences.
Mental Consequences.
Financial Consequences.

16. Victim's Rights.
Compensation and Restitution.
Victim Impact Statements.
Index.

Supplements

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  • Instructor's Manual and Test Bank / 0-205-34283-3

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