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Family Violence

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ISBN-10: 0737732849

ISBN-13: 9780737732849

Edition: 2009

Authors: Nancy Dziedzic

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The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question. Book jacket.
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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 2/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

What Is the Scope of Family Violence? Chapter Preface
An Overview of Intimate Partner Violence
Children Can Be Victims of Family Violence
Intimate Partner Violence Affects Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Relationships
Siblings, Parents, and Pets Can Be Victims of Family Violence
What Contributes to Family Violence? Chapter Preface
Poverty, Power Imbalances, and Male Identity Contribute to Family Violence
Violence in Dating Relationships May Contribute to Later Domestic Abuse Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Individual and Community Poverty Contribute to Family Violence
Biological Disorders Contribute to Family Violence
Abuse of Animals Can Signal Violence in Families
Immigrant Status Affects Victim Reporting of Domestic Violence
Is Domestic Violence a Gender Issue? Chapter Preface
Yes: Domestic Violence Is a Gender Issue
Men's Violence Is Intended to Inflict Terror in Women
Male Violence Is Fundamentally Different from Female Violence
Battered Woman Syndrome Is a Gender Issue
No: Domestic Violence Is Not a Gender Issue
Women Commit as Much Domestic Violence as Men
Gender Assumptions About Domestic Violence Should Be Re-examined
Are Efforts to Reduce Family Violence Effective? Chapter Preface
Yes: Efforts to Reduce Family Violence Are Effective
Community-Based Efforts to Reduce Family Violence Work
Coordinating Social Service Agencies Provides Comprehensive Anti-Violence Programs
No: Efforts to Reduce Family Violence Are Not Effective
The Federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Has Damaged Efforts to Reduce Family Violence
Existing Batterer Intervention Programs Have Little Effect
Law Enforcement Attitudes Have Hindered Efforts to Prevent and End Domestic Violence
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