Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Laura L. Finley
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  • ISBN-10: 1440858845
  • ISBN-13: 9781440858840
  • DDC: 362.8292
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Domestic Violence and Abuse.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Why I Am an Advocate Against Domestic Violence in the Bahamas: We Must Continue to Strive.
4: Moving on from Dating Violence.
5: Rolling with the Punches.
6: Abuse from a Male Survivor's Perspective.
7: Why I Volunteer with Victims of Domestic Violence.
8: Abuse Is Everywhere, But We Can Stop It.
9: A Counselor's Perspective.
10: How Abuse Can Turn You into Something You're Not and How to Reclaim Yourself.
11: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
12: Data.
13: Documents.
About the Author.