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

Third 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


August 2020 | 704 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Family Violence in the United States takes an ecological approach to examining violence and abuse within the context of families. Easy-to-read chapters are organized by exploring the "Scope of the Problem", definitions of key terminology, predictors, and consequences of different forms of maltreatment.  Attention is paid to larger social systems that can contribute to abuse, as well as community, relationship, and individual predictors of both perpetration and victimization. Additionally, there is an emphasis on both prevention and intervention of family violence at various levels of the ecological model. 

Authors Denise A. Hines, Kathleen Malley-Morrison, and Leila B. Dutton help students explore what family violence is and the reasons why it happens. Their approach covers contemporary and controversial topics across the lifespan, including maltreatment of male partners by women, of parents, within sexual minority relationships, and on college campuses. 

This 3rd edition is filled with chapter-opening cases to prompt discussion within the classroom as well as considerations of context and application in the larger community. Rich in scholarly references and case materials, it is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals alike. 
 
Part I: Defining and Understanding Abuse
 
1. Issues in The Definition of Family Violence and Abuse
 
2. Cultural Contexts of Family Violence
 
Part II: Child Maltreatment
 
3. Child Physical Maltreatment
 
4. Child Sexual Maltreatment
 
5. Child Neglect and Psychological Maltreatment
 
6. Prevention and Intervention in Child Maltreatment
 
Part III: Intimate Partner Maltreatment
 
7. Maltreatment of Women by Male Partners
 
8. Maltreatment of Men by Female Partners
 
9. Maltreatment in College Student Relationships
 
10. Maltreatment in Sexual Minority Relationships
 
11. Intervention and Prevention in Intimate Partner Violence
 
Part IV: Other Types of Family Maltreatment
 
12. Maltreatment of Older Adults
 
13. Maltreatment of Siblings and Parents by Children and Adolescents
 
Part V: Conclusion
 
14. Looking Back and Looking Forward