Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 436
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 155 x 27 mm
. . . this book is a major contirbution to the field of family abuse and violence. Highly recommended. * CHOICE *
Family Abuse and Violence presents a new perspective for studying inter- and intragenerational forms of family abuse and violence. * Adolescence Magazine *
The writing style is engaging without sensationalizing....The authors present some thoughtful solutions. * Journal of Family Violence, April 2008 *
Family Abuse and Violence is a welcome companion to Knudsen and Miller's (1991) Abused and Battered: Social and Legal Responses to Family Violence. The authors are experienced and respected scholars of domestic violence and child abuse, and they are at the top of their game in this volume. I especially found their thoughtful focus on the often contentious processes and thorny dilemmas of defining family abuse and violence to be valuable, as well as they way they situate these processes in larger cultural, organizational, and political contexts. The book's synthesis of theoretical perspectives and typologies of family violence/abuse is also valuable for those seeking an intelligent overview of the field. I would certainly recommend the book for use in upper level undergraduate classes or graduate seminars on family, violence, criminal justice policy, or social work. -- Jeffrey Ulmer, Associate Professor of Sociology and Crime, Law, and Justice, Penn State University
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