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Heavy Hands: An Introduction to the Crimes of Family Violence, 4th Edition

 
 
 
 
Heavy Hands: An Introduction to the Crimes of Family Violence, 4th Edition
Author: Denise Kindschi Gosselin
ISBN 13: 9780136139034
ISBN 10: 136139035
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-07-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $107.60
 
 

Significantly updated in this edition, this book discusses many family violence issues in a comprehensive and easy to understand format. Chapters begin with scenarios and include case studies, in-depth feature boxes and current events that connect difficult topics to real life situations. This book contains a robust supplement package, new internet-based chapter exercises and end-of-chapter questions that address the changes in family violence, practice, policy and research. Some examples of new content include:

  • A new chapter on Violence Against Women Around the World

  • Section on research and sources of family violence data

  • Two chapters on child abuse

  • Chapter on adolescent perpetrators

  • Chapter on gay and lesbian partner abuse

  • Internet-based exercises

This is an ideal resource for individuals interested in the field of criminal justice, criminology, or sociology.