Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Reference Handbook

by
Laura L. Finleyauthor

Laura L. Finley earned her PhD in sociology from Western Michigan University in 2002. She is associate professor of sociology and criminology at Barry University in Miami, Florida.

Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Reference Handbook

20200131

ABC-CLIO

Pages 376
Topics Athletes and Domestic Violence;Dating Violence;Effects of Abuse on Children;Elder Abuse;Mandatory Arrest Policies;Native Americans and Domestic Violence;Prevention Programs;Restraining Orders;Shelters;Supreme Court Cases Related to Domestic Violence;Crime

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Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Reference Handbook

Author(s): Finley, Laura;
Contributors: Finley, Laura;
Abstract:

A comprehensive and timely resource for students, activists, educators and advocates, Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Reference Handbook provides a rich and scholarly assessment of this important social issue while also including stories and profiles for a more personal understanding.

Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Reference Handbook provides a thorough review of the most recent research about intimate partner violence. Additionally, a historical review provides readers with a sense of how views on domestic violence have changed over time and how different policies and practices have and have not been successful.

Appropriate for readers at the high school level and above, the volume focuses on the scope, extent, and characteristics of domestic violence and offers several unique elements, including profiles of significant individuals, personal stories from advocates, activists and survivors, and a review of controversial issues. The volume also includes a chronology of key events, relevant data and documents, primary source data, and recommended resources.


  • Compiles the most recent data about victims and offenders, thereby correcting many misconceptions about domestic violence
  • Offers a timeline of critical events for readers to understand the history of the movement
  • Includes primary source documents and personal stories, which help make the book beneficial to all readers
  • Addresses the most common controversies in the field, allowing readers to support more informed positions

SortTitle: domestic violence and abuse: a reference handbook
Keyword(s): Athletes and Domestic Violence; Dating Violence; Effects of Abuse on Children; Elder Abuse; Mandatory Arrest Policies; Native Americans and Domestic Violence; Prevention Programs; Restraining Orders; Shelters; Supreme Court Cases Related to Domestic Violence; Crime
Author Info:
Laura L. Finleyauthor

Laura L. Finley earned her PhD in sociology from Western Michigan University in 2002. She is associate professor of sociology and criminology at Barry University in Miami, Florida.

eISBN-13: 9781440858840
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440858833
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 376
Publication Date: 20200131
Series: Contemporary World Issues