Synopses & Reviews
Domestic Violence: A Reference Handbook
provides straightforward and objective coverage that considers all aspects of the issue through a careful combination of facts, statistics, case studies, and victims' stories.
This volume in ABC-CLIO's Contemporary World IssueS≪/b> series examines the causes and historical roots of domestic violence, providing the facts and analyses to foster a better understanding. The work analyzes the complex dynamics of domestic violence from three perspectives—legal, social, and psychological. This reference is an important source of information for those touched by domestic violence and for those seeking to understand it.
"Domestic Violence is an excellent pick for high school to college-level collections strong in social issues discussions." -
Midwest Book Review
"This is a good overview of the topic, but it is not without problems. ...This would be a better work if all items mentioned were given full bibliographic citations."
"This is a good overview of the topic…" -
• Uses statistics and facts to demystify the issue
• Supplements and humanizes facts and statistics with case studies and victiM&Apos;s stories
• Analyzes key legal and social decisions dating back to the eighth century BCE
• A chronology that stretches from 753 BCE, when Romulus, the founder of Rome, formalized the first "law of marriage" to January 2006, when President George W. Bush signed the third reauthorization of the 1994 Violence against Women Act
• Illustrations include the power and control wheel (a model in the form of a wheel that explains the dynamics of domestic violence), the ecological theory of battering, and the characteristics of the victim as illustrated by the World Health Organization
This thoroughly revised second edition is an examination of domestic violence from social, legal, and historical perspectives.
Domestic violence is a problem that often remains unseen, hidden behind the walls of the family home. Yet it occurs in all segments of societyin all economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious groups. Its psychological and sociological complexities make it hard to face and even harder to understand.
Domestic violence is a problem that often remains unseen, hidden behind the walls of the family home. Worldwide, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. In 2001, more than half a million American women were victims of nonfatal domestic violence. The psychological and sociological complexities of domestic violence make it hard to face and even harder to understand, yet it occurs in all segments of societyin all economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious groups.