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 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-the book helps both instructors with no field experience and educators with professional backgrounds effectively meld together the theory and practice of domestic violence for students of the social sciences. The book focuses on all forms of domestic violence perpetrated in a variety of gender, age, and orientation relationships.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 175.3 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131188852
  • 9780131188853

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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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