Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives by Karel Kurst-SwangerViolence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives by Karel Kurst-Swanger

Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

byKarel Kurst-Swanger, Jacqueline L. Petcosky

Paperback | March 15, 2003

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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 bookreviews 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 publicpolicy. 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 familyviolence.
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.
Title:Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195151143

ISBN - 13:9780195151145

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Table of Contents

Albert R. Roberts: ForewordPart I. Overview1. Violence in the Home: An Introduction2. Theoretical PerspectivesPart II. Forms of Violence in the Home3. Child Maltreatment4. Intimate Partner Abuse5. Hidden Violence in the Home: Siblings, Parents, Animals6. Elder Abuse7. Pseudo Families: Caregiver/Institutional MaltreatmentPart III. Intervention and Prevention8. Intervening in Violent Homes9. Preventing Violence in the HomeReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"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