Current Controversies on Family Violence
Donileen R. Loseke, Richard J. Gelles, Mary M. Cavanaugh
SAGE, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 376 pages
Now in its Second Edition, Current Controversies on Family Violence contains thoughtful--often heated--discussions that highlight the most current controversies, research, and policy directions in the family violence area. This volume includes chapters by academic and public policy researchers, therapists, lawyers, victim advocates and educators. Some of the controversies in the First Edition have been deleted while new ones have been added. Chapters in this Second Edition also are shorter and more accessible to readers who are not already experts in family violence.
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Through a Psychological Lens Personality Disorder and Spouse Assault
Through a Feminist Lens Gender Diversity and Violence Extending the Feminist Framework
Through a Sociological Lens The Complexities of Family Violence
CONTROVERSIES IN DEFINITION AND MEASUREMENT
Womens Violence Toward Men Is a Serious Social Problem
Mens Violence Toward Women Is the Serious Social Problem
More Data Have Accumulated Supporting Date and Acquaintance Rape as Significant Problems for Women
Advocacy Research Overstates the Incidence of Date and Acquaintance Rape
CONTROVERSIES IN SOCIAL INTERVENTION
Explaining Without Pathologizing Testimony on Battering and Its Effects Sue Osthoff and Holly Maguigan
Battered Woman Syndrome Tool of Justice or False Hope in SelfDefense Cases?
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Is Appropriate and Successful
Is There Empirical Evidence to Support the Effectiveness of Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs?
Overreporting and Underreporting of Child Abuse and Neglect Are Twin Problems
The Main Problem Is Underreporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Family Preservation Is the Safest Way to Protect Most Children
Proper Socialization Requires Powerful Love and Equally Powerful Discipline
Children Should Never Ever Be Spanked No Matter What the Circumstances
CONTROVERSIES IN CAUSE
Alcohol and Other Drugs Are Key Causal Agents of Violence
Association Is Not Causation Alcohol and Other Drugs Do Not Cause Violence
Elder Abuse Is Caused by the Perception of Stress Associated With Providing Care
Elder Abuse Is Caused by the Deviance and Dependence of Abusive Caregivers