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The Dark Side of Families
Current Family Violence Research

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March 1983 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This unique volume attests to the coming of age of research on family violence. Leading authorities in this interdisciplinary area offer useful insights into such concerns as wife-battering, child neglect and abuse, and criteria for distinguishing when child abuse or marital violence have actually taken place.
Abridged Contents
Introduction
 
Violence against Wives
 
Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children
 
Marital Rape
 
Toward a Theory of Intrafamily Violence
 
An Appraisal of Current Issues

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David Finkelhor, PhD

Richard James Gelles

Richard J. Gelles received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire.  He is the Dean of The School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania and holds The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence in the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Youth Policy and Co-Director of the Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research. His book, The Violent Home was the first systematic empirical investigation of family violence and continues to be highly influential.  He is the author or coauthor of 23 books... More About Author

Gerald T. Hotaling

Murray A. Straus

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ISBN: 9780803919358
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