Domestic Partner Abuse

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Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 248 pages
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This volume makes a signal contribution to understanding and treating couples' abuse. The editors and contributors expand the models of abusive relationships to include the special concerns of gay and lesbian couples, mutually violent partners, abusive women, and others. Based on a special issue of the respected journal Violence and Victims, the book shatters myths surrounding domestic violence and sheds new light on a complex social problem. This volume will be a resource for counselors, therapists, and social workers concerned with domestic violence, as well as for students and educators in the field.
 

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Contents

Challenges to Feminist Theory and Responses to Violence
1
2 Are BiDirectionally Violent Couples Mutually Victimized? A GenderSensitive Comparison
23
Implications for Theory and Practice
53
The Relationship Between Personality and the Perpetration of Violence
77
A Population at Risk for Relationship Aggression?
103
The Ecological Fallacy
125
Implications for Domestically Violent Men
153
Commentaries
191
Index
223
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Claire M. Renzetti, PhD, is a Professor of Sociology at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She is also the editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal "Violence Against Women", and co-editor of the Sage Book Series on Violence Against Women. She has published more than numerous books and articles, primarily on the topics of same-sex partner abuse, women's use of violence, and violence against women.

L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin. Since 1982, he has conducted treatment and research programs with domestically violent men and women, and developed and evaluated health care provider training programs to deliver violence prevention services to patients. Dr. Hamberger is Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Governors Council for Domestic Abuse, and was Chair of the Committee that developed the 1996 Wisconsin Male Batterer Treatment Standards. He presently co-chairs a task force for the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute charged with developing professional credentials for providers of intimate partner violence offender services. He is a founding member and past Chair of the Wisconsin Batterer Treatment Provider Association. He has served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Justice, the Department of Defense, and the Family Violence Prevention Fund. He is on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals. He is the past Chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Violence Education and President of the Board of Directors of Womens Horizons domestic abuse shelter in Kenosha, WI. Dr. Hamberger has published approximately 80 articles, chapters, and 5 books, including "Treating Men Who Batter: Theories, Programs, and Practice", "Domestic Partner Abuse", "Violence Issues for Health Care Educators and Providers", and "Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention in Medical and Mental Healthcare Settings".

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