Since its publication in 1979, Family Violence has proved to be one of the most popular volumes for professional and text use in its area. The second edition reflects new concerns of family violence studies and advances in Gelles' own work. It includes topics that have emerged since the first edition - such as elder abuse and adolescent-to-parent violence - as well as the discovery by Gelles and his colleagues of a drastic drop in the incidence of family violence over the last decade.
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abuse and neglect abuse their children abusive parents acts adolescent American Humane Association analysis assault associated battered child syndrome battered wives behavior causal chapter child abuse clinical practice clinicians community agencies Conflict Tactics Scales developed diagnostic discussed divorce domestic violence elder abuse elderly essay explain factors family members Family Violence Survey Gelles husbands incidence interviews intrafamily violence investigation issue Kempe labeled marital rape marital violence marriage maternal employment mothers National Family Violence Newberger nomothetic number of children Overall Violence physical police pregnancy presented problem programs psychological question rates of violence relationship reported reporting laws research on family responsibility sample selective inattention sensitive topics severe violence sexual intercourse snowball sampling social service social workers spouse Steele and Pollock Steinmetz Straus stress subjects technique theory typically variables victims violence and abuse violence severity violence toward children violence toward parents wife abuse wives woman