Domestic Violence: A Reference Handbook (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 328 pages
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This thoroughly revised second edition is a thorough examination of domestic violence from social, legal, and historical perspectives. Domestic violence is a problem that often remains unseen, hidden behind the walls of the family home. Yet, it occurs in all segments of society - in all economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious groups. Its psychological and sociological complexities make it hard to face and even harder to understand. Rewritten grabber: Worldwide, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. In 2001, more than half a million American women were victims of nonfatal domestic violence. Domestic Violence: A Reference Handbook provides straightforward and objective coverage that considers all aspects of the issue through a careful combination of facts, statistics, case studies, and victims' stories. This volume in ABC-CLIO's Contemporary World Issues series examines the causes and historical roots of domestic violence, providing the facts and analyses to foster a better understanding. The work analyzes the complex dynamics of domestic violence from three perspectives - legal, social, and psychological. domestic violence and for those seeking to understand it.

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1 Background and History
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
3 Worldwide Perspective
4 Chronology
5 Biographical Sketches
6 Facts Data and Documents
7 Directory of Organizations
8 Resources
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Margi Laird McCue is adjunct instructor in the Women's Studies Department at Portland State University, Portland, OR.

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