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Family Violence in the United States

Family Violence in the United States
Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse

Second Edition
  • Denise A. Hines - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, USA, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
  • Kathleen Malley-Morrison - Boston University, USA
  • Leila B. Dutton - University of New Haven, USA

December 2012 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Rich in scholarly references and case materials, Family Violence in the United States: Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse, Second Edition by Denise A. Hines and Kathleen Malley-Morrison is a thought-provoking book that encourages students to question assumptions, evaluate information, formulate hypotheses, and design solutions to problems of family violence in the United States. Using an ecological framework, the authors provide an informative discussion of not only of the most well-recognized forms of maltreatment in families, but also of less understood and more controversial issues such as husband abuse, parent abuse, and gay/lesbian abuse. It reviews and evaluates major efforts at intervention and prevention.
Part I. Defining and Understanding Abuse
1. Issues in the Definition of Family Violence and Abuse
Part II. Child Maltreatment
2. Child Physical Maltreatment
3. Child Sexual Maltreatment
4. Child Neglect and Psychological Maltreatment
Part III. Intimate Partner Maltreatment
5. Maltreatment of Female Partners
6. Maltreatment of Male Partners
7. Maltreatment in College Student Relationships
8. Maltreatment in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer/Intersex Relationships
Part IV. Other Types of Famliy Maltreatment
9. Maltreatment of Older Adults and People with Disabilities
10. Maltreatment of Siblings and Parents by Children and Adolescents
Part V. Cultural Issues in Family Violence
11. Ecological Contexts of Family Violence
12. Racial/Ethnic Issues in Family Violence
13. Religious Issues on Family Violence

Helpful text with a variety of issues related to interpersonal violence. Very helpful, and updated research-based information.

Lars Eggertsen
Behavioral Sciences Dept, Utah Valley University
August 23, 2017

Denise A. Hines

Denise A. Hines, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Clark University, where she is also the Director of the Family Impact Seminar Series and the Co-Director of the Clark Anti-Violence Education Program. She completed her doctoral degree in Psychology at Boston University, and then spent two years as an NIMH postdoctoral research fellow at the University of New Hampshire’s Family Research Laboratory with Drs. Murray Straus and David Finkelhor. She is the author or co-author of over 30 articles or book chapters, and two books on issues of family violence, both published by Sage. She has also been the... More About Author

Kathleen M. Malley-Morrison

Kathleen Malley-Morrison, Ed.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Boston University. She has conducted considerable research on family violence since 1980 when she was a postdoctoral fellow on the family violence team at Children's Hospital in Boston. She regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on family violence. She is the lead author Treating Child Abuse: Family Violence in Hospitals, along with Eli Newberger, Richard Bourne, and Jane Snyder. She has also co-authored Studying Families (SAGE, 1991) with with Anne Copeland, and Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective (SAGE, 2004), with Denise Hines. Her current... More About Author

Leila B. Dutton

Leila B. Dutton, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department of the University of New Haven. She received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Rhode Island in 2004. She spent two years as an NIMH postdoctoral research fellow at the University of New Hampshire’s Family Research Laboratory, working with Murray Straus on the International Dating Violence Study. Her research interests include stalking, partner violence, and sexual coercion. She has published her research in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Partner Abuse, and Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. She has written two book... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412989008