Intimate violence

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Simon and Schuster, 1988 - Social Science - 297 pages
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Americans are more likely to be hit, beaten, sexually assaulted, or killed by relatives at home than by anyone else or anyplace else. The most comprehensive examination to date of the shockingly widespread problem of family violence, this book focuses on cures as well as causes.

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A major contribution to the field by two of its chief investigators, based on 15 years of research and two national surveys, this books seeks to answer the question "How violent are American families?" and what we can do to remedy it. (LJ 7/88) Read full review


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Richard J. Gelles received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire. He is the Dean of The School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania and holds The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence in the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Youth Policy and Co-Director of the Center for Children's Policy, Practice, and Research. His book, The Violent Home was the first systematic empirical investigation of family violence and continues to be highly influential. He is the author or coauthor of 23 books and more than 100 articles and chapters on family violence. His latest books are, The Book of David: How Preserving Families Can Cost Children's Lives (Basic Books, 1996) and Intimate Violence in Families, Third Edition (Sage Publications, 1997).

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