Heavy Hands

Heavy Hands : An Introduction to the Crimes of Family 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 text explores 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 | 426 pages
  • 177.8 x 234.2 x 18.8mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130940968
  • 9780130940964

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. Survivors and the Consequences of Victimization. III. CRIME IDENTIFICATION. 5. Dynamics of Partner Violence. 6. Recognizing Child Abuse. 7. The Identification of Elder Abuse. IV. LEGAL AND ENFORCEMENT RESPONSES. 8. Legal Responses. 9. The Role of the Police. 10. Law Enforcement Response. 11. Associated Major Crimes: Stalking and Homicide. V. THE FUTURE. 12. Research on the Internet.show more

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"Note that I find the text to be simply excellent ... This is, by far, the best text of its type and intended readership." - Roger Levesque, University of Arizona, Tucson "The text is very straightforward in its discussion of topics, which will help reduce the potential for conflict and dissension among students." - Ellen Cohn, Florida International University "This book is literally packed with useful information and Gosselin presented at in a way which held my interest." - Ken Kerle, Ph.D., Managing Editor, American Jail Associationshow more

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