Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412963923
  • ISBN-13: 9781412963923
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 485 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released July 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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The Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence provides accurate, research-supported information to clarify critical issues and educate the public about different forms of interpersonal violence, their incidence and prevalence, theoretical explanations, public policy initiatives, and prevention and intervention strategies. These two volumes contain more than 500 accessible, jargon-fee entries written by experts and provide cross-references to related entries, as well as suggested readings for further information.

Key Features

  • Defines key concepts and explains theoretical principles clearly and succinctly
  • Provides information on current data sets, regional and national organizations specializing in various dimensions of interpersonal violence, and relevant Web sites
  • Serves as a quick reference guide to definitions, statistics, theories, policies, and prevention and intervention programs
  • Discusses concern with interpersonal violence as a problem across the life span and across cultures Addresses careers in the many fields of interpersonal violence


"The Encyclopedia of Counseling is groundbreaking in that it provides an introduction to the disparate branches of counseling in a single source. The intention is to provide an overview of the profession for both the student in training and professional practitioners. The 600-plus expert-written essays are arranged alphabetically in four topically divided volumes. The first volume takes a broad approach, examining the nature and history of counseling as well as professional preparation. Articles feature general approaches to counseling and such issues as bullying, care giving, chronic pain, ethical dilemmas, family counseling, mentoring and supervision. The second volume focuses on personal and emotional counseling, with an emphasis of healthy personality development and mental health. Topics include bipolar disorders, depression, life transitions, crisis counseling and self-esteem. Volume three highlights cross-cultural counseling and explores discrimination, ethnic identity, racism, sexism and social class. The final volume examines career counseling, job loss, pay equity, retirement and work stress. Each volume also explores related disciplines, research methods, professional organizations, publications, therapies, intervention techniques and theorists. Each entry provides suggestions for further research and the subject guide to the entire encyclopedia precedes each volume. The detailed general index provides substantial listings of related topics under most subject headings. In short, this excellent guide will serve students and working professionals and is highly recommended for academic and public libraries."--Lawrence Looks at Books, May 2009

— John R.M. Lawrence

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the General Editors.
1: Abandonment.
2: Abolitionist Approach to Prostitution.
3: Abuse-Focused Therapy.
4: Abusive Behavior Inventory.
5: Academy on Violence and Abuse.
6: Acid Attacks.
7: Acrotomophilia.
8: Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997.
9: Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980.
10: Adult Protective Services.
11: Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse.
12: Advocacy.
13: Agency/Autonomy of Battered Women.
15: Alcohol and Violence.
16: Alcoholics Anonymous.
17: Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia.
18: AMEND.
19: American Humane Association.
20: American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
21: Anger Management.
22: Animal Abuse and Child Maltreatment Occurrence.
23: Animal/Pet Abuse.
24: Anti-Abortion Violence.
25: Anti-Rape and Rape Crisis Center Movements.
26: Armed Forces, Sexual Harassment in.
27: Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence.
28: Asian/Pacific Islander Youth Violence Prevention Center.
29: Assault.
30: Assault, Aggravated.
31: Assault, Simple.
32: Assisted Suicide.
33: Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.
34: Athletes/Athletics.
35: Athletes/Athletics and Sexual Violence.
36: Athletes/Athletics and Violence in Sport.
37: Attachment Disorder.
38: Battered Child Syndrome.
39: Battered Woman Syndrome.
40: Battered Women.
41: Battered Women, Economic Independence of.
42: Battered Women: Leaving Violent Intimate Relationships.
43: Battered Women, Prevalence.
44: Battered Women's Justice Project.
45: Battered Women's Movement.
46: Batterers.
47: Batterers, Factors Supporting Male Aggression.
48: Batterers, Personality Characteristics of.
49: Batterers, Treatment Approaches and Effectiveness.
50: Bestiality.
51: Betrayal Trauma.
52: Biochemical Factors in Predicting Violence.
53: Borderline Personality Disorder.
54: Brief Child Abuse Potential Inventory.
55: Bullying.
56: Campus Violence.
57: Canadian National Survey.
58: Capital Punishment.
59: Caregivers and Violence.
60: Castration.
61: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
62: Child Abductions, Family.
63: Child Abductions, Nonfamily.
64: Child Abuse and Disabilities.
65: Child Abuse in Immigrant Families.
66: Child Abuse Prevention.
67: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
68: Child Aggression as Predictor of Youth and Adult Violence.
69: Child Death Review Teams.
70: Child Exposure to Domestic Violence Scale.
71: Child Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence.
72: Child Exposure to Violence, in Media.
73: Child Exposure to Violence, in War Zones.
74: Child Exposure to Violence, Role of Schools.
75: Child Fatalities.
76: Child Neglect.
77: Child Physical Abuse.
78: Child Protective Services.
79: Children and Adolescents Who Kill.
80: Children Missing Involuntarily or for Benign Reasons.
81: Children's Advocacy Center.
82: Child Sexual Abuse.
83: Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome.
84: Chiswick Women's Aid.
85: Civil Rights/Discrimination.
86: Clergy Sexual Abuse.
87: Clothesline Project.
88: Coerced Sexual Initiation.
89: Coercive Control.
90: Collaborative Divorce, Benefits to Children.
91: Collective Efficacy.
92: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.
93: Community Justice.
94: Community Policing.
95: Community Violence.
96: Community Violence, Effects on Children and Youth.
97: Community Violence, Relationship to Partner Violence.
98: Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents.
99: Conflict Tactics Scales.
100: Contract Killings.
101: Coordinated Community Response.
102: Corporate Violence.
103: Couple Counseling.
104: Court-Appointed Special Advocates.
105: Crime Victims Compensation Program.
106: Crisis Hotlines.
107: Cultural Competence.
108: Cultural Defense.
109: Culturally Sensitive Intervention.
110: Cultural Retaliatory Homicide.
111: Custody, Contact, and Visitation: Relationship to Domestic Violence.
112: Cyberstalking.
113: Cycle of Violence.
114: Danger Assessment Instrument.
115: Date and Acquaintance Rape.
116: Dating Violence/Courtship Violence.
117: Decriminalization of Sex Work.
118: Delinquency and Dating Violence.
119: Delinquency and Violence.
120: Department of Homeland Security, Asylum.
121: Department of Homeland Security, Response to Battered Immigrants and Immigrant Victims of Violence Against Women.
122: Department of Homeland Security and Immigration Services.
123: Depression.
124: Developmentally Disabled Sex Offenders.
125: Disability and Pornography.
126: Dissociation.
127: Divorce and Intimate Partner Violence.
128: Divorce in Relation to Child Abuse.
129: Divorce in Relation to Youth Violence.
130: Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health.
131: Domestic Violence Against Older Women.
132: Domestic Violence Among Immigrant Women.
133: Domestic Violence Courts.
134: Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team.
135: Domestic Violence Fatality Review.
136: Domestic Violence in Asian and Pacific Islander Populations.
137: Domestic Violence in Military Families.
138: Domestic Violence Resource Network.
139: Dowry Deaths, Bride Burning.
140: Dual Arrest.
141: Duluth Model.
142: Early Intervention Programs.
143: Early Warning Signs of Intimate Partner Violence.
144: Ecological Models of Violence.
145: Elder Abuse.
146: Emerge.
147: End Violence Against Women International.
148: Epidemiology, Defined.
149: Epidemiology, International Patterns.
150: Epidemiology, Perpetration Patterns by Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status.
151: Epidemiology, Victimization Patterns by Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status.
152: Ethical and Legal Issues, Interviewing Children Reported as Abused or Neglected.
153: Ethical and Legal Issues, Treating Elder Abuse.
154: Expert Testimony.
155: Expressive Violence.
156: Failure to Protect.
157: Failure to Thrive.
158: Faith-Based Programs.
159: False Memory.
160: Familicide.
161: Family Group Conferencing.
162: Family Homicides.
163: Family Justice Centers.
164: Family Preservation and Reunification Programs.
165: Family Therapy and Family Violence.
166: Family Violence, co-occurrence of forms.
167: Family Violence Option.
168: Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.
169: Family Violence Prevention Fund.
170: Father Involvement.
171: Fathers as Perpetrators of Child Maltreatment.
172: Fathers' Rights Movement.
173: Fear of Crime.
174: Female Genital Mutilation.
175: Female Perpetrators of Interpersonal Violence.
176: Female Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence.
177: Female Perpetrators of Violence, Teen Girls.
178: Female Perpetrators of Violence Against Children.
179: Female Slavery/Child Slavery.
180: Femicide.
181: Feminist Movements to End Violence Against Women.
182: Feminist Theories of Interpersonal Violence.
183: Feticide.
184: Filicide.
185: Financial Abuse, Elderly and Battered Women.
186: Financial Literacy Versus Financial Abuse.
187: Foot Binding.
188: Forced Marriages.
189: Forced Military Conscription.