Heavy Hands

Heavy Hands : An Introduction to the Crimes of Domestic Violence

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For undergraduate-level courses in Domestic Violence, Domestic Crimes, Family Violence, and Sociology of Domestic Violence in departments of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Sociology.This is the first text to explore both the causes, consequences, and prevalence of domestic violence and the positive law enforcement response. Using a socio-legal approach-with emphasis on the practical criminal justice perspective-it will help both instructors with no field experience and educators with professional backgrounds to effectively meld together the theory and practice of domestic violence for students of the social sciences. It focuses on all forms of domestic violence perpetrated in a variety of gender, age, and orientation relationships.show more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130835250
  • 9780130835253

Table of contents

I. DEFINING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIME, PREVALENCE, AND HISTORY. 1. Violence in the Family. 2. A Global View of Family Social and Legal Relations. II. THEORIES ON CAUSATION AND VICTIMIZATION. 3. Theories on Family Violence. 4. From Theory to Practice. 5. Victims and the Consequences of Victimization. III. LEGAL AND ENFORCEMENT RESPONSES. 6. Legal Responses. 7. The Role of the Police. 8. Law Enforcement Response. IV. CRIME IDENTIFICATION. 9. Recognizing Child Abuse. 10. The Identification of Elder Abuse. 11. Associated Major Crimes. V. THE FUTURE. 12. Research on the Internet.show more