This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence and discusses current controversies in the field from three perspectives–legal, medical, and social.
Includes separate chapters on specialized topics such as ritualistic abuse, gay and lesbian abuse, and victims' rights. Only text on the market to provide thorough coverage of stalking, sexual harassment, and sexual violence in the workplace.
Anyone looking for a comprehensive introduction to the study of family violence.
Am undergraduate textbook and general introduction to the various dimensions of family violence, including some specialized topics that are not usually discussed in the context, such as sexual harassment, stalking, gays and lesbians, and victims rights. Examines the abuse and neglect of children, siblings, spouses, and elders. Chapter-specific suggested readings point to further study. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)