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Intimate Violence in Families.

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Pages: 216

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc: 3 edition (15 Jan. 1997)

By: Richard J. (James) Gelles (Author)

A review of the previous edition. . . 'An excellent guide to the broad range of family problems associated with family violence. It does a good job of showing how devastating and tragic family violence really is, as well as showing the emotional and physical trauma suffered by the victims' - Family Violence BulletinRichard J Gelles' bestselling volume has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide this comprehensive new edition. Armed with the latest research in the field, Intimate Violence in Families explodes many of the conventional myths and controversies hindering understanding of family violence, and replaces them with the most current knowledge available.While focusing largely on physical abuse, the book also examines data on sexual abuse, emotional and psychological abuse, neglect and other forms of intimate victimization. The author discusses theories of intimate violence and contributing social factors, and explores major controversies in the study and treatment of family and intimate violence. Abuse occurring in all types of family relationships are covered: partners: children: siblings: parents: the elderly: and gay and lesbian couples.

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