Violence in the Home

Violence in the Home : Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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Violence in the home is one of the most damaging and widespread of social problems. It is an issue that cuts across all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, gender, and age boundaries. It takes many forms, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse as well as neglect. This important book reviews the most current theoretical explanations of family violence and then links theory to practice. It looks at the systems and institutions that interact with families, which are mandated to provide protection and services, and explores the current debates surrounding family violence and public policy. In addition, Kurst-Swanger explores the role of power in abusive relationships and considers the short- and long-term consequences of abuse. This insightful book will be a practical resource for professionals and of interest to all those concerned with the far-reaching impact of family violence.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 12.7mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195151143
  • 9780195151145
  • 1,471,408

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"Kurst-Swanger and Petcosky have developed an excellent resource for both academics and practitioners that gives readers a broad range of knowledge about each type of family violence in this field . . .This book is equally appropriate as course text for both undergraduate and graduate levels, and as practical guide for workers in the field. The authors should be applauded for putting together such a rich resource."-IHOICE, D.A. Matthews "Kurst-Swanger and Petcosky have developed an excellent resource for both academics and practitioners that gives readers a broad range of knowledge about each type of family violence in this field . . .This book is equally appropriate as course text for both undergraduate and graduate levels, and as practical guide for workers in the field. The authors should be applauded for putting together such a rich resource."-IHOICE, D.A. Matthews "Kurst-Swanger and Petcosky have developed an excellent resource for both academics and practitioners that gives readers a broad range of knowledge about each type of family violence in this field . . .This book is equally appropriate as course text for both undergraduate and graduate levels, and as practical guide for workers in the field. The authors should be applauded for putting together such a rich resource."-IHOICE, D.A. Matthews "Kurst-Swanger and Petcosky have developed an excellent resource for both academics and practitioners that gives readers a broad range of knowledge about each type of family violence in this field . . .This book is equally appropriate as course text for both undergraduate and graduate levels, and as practical guide for workers in the field. The authors should be applauded for putting together such a rich resource."-IHOICE, D.A. Matthews "Kurst-Swanger and Petcosky have developed an excellent resource for both academics and practitioners that gives readers a broad range of knowledge about each type of family violence in this field . . .This book is equally appropriate as course text for both undergraduate and graduate levels, and aspractical guide for workers in the field. The authors should be applauded for putting together such a rich resource."-IHOICE, D.A. Matthewsshow more

About Karel Kurst-Swanger

Karel Kurst-Swanger is Assistant Professor of Public Justice, Department of Public Justice, State University of New York, Oswego Jacqueline Petcosky is a Customer Service Advocate for New York State Electric and Gas.show more

Table of contents

PART I. OVERVIEW; PART II. FORMS OF VIOLENCE IN THE HOME; PART III. INTERVENTION AND PREVENTIONshow more