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Current controversies on family violence / ed. Richard J. Gelles, Donileen R. Loseke

Secondary Author Gelles, Richard J.
Loseke, Donileen R.
Country Estados Unidos. Publication Newbury Park : Sage, cop. 1993 Description XVII, 390 p. : il. gráficos ; 23 cm ISBN 0-8039-4674-0 CDU 316.356.2 392.3 173 179.8
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Licenciatura em Criminologia e Justiça Criminal Vitimologia 2º semestre

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Competing research results have led to bitter debates on family violence. In this comprehensive volume, outstanding researchers and practitioners discuss the principal current controversies in the field. Areas explored include: child abuse and neglect; partner abuse; date and acquaintance rape; abuse of the elderly; and alcohol abuse.

The thoughtful, often heated, contributions - presented in a debate format - cover such issues as: whether prevention programmes affect rates of child sexual abuse; whether alcohol and drug use are causes of family violence; and whether child abuse is transmitted from generation to generation. The volume highlights the implications for research and policy directions in the family violence field.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: "Understanding Controversies on Family Violence"
  • Section I Controversies In Conceptualization
  • Introduction to Section
  • Issue 1 Family Violence: What Type of a Problem is it?
  • 1 Through a Psychological Lens: "Personality Disorder and Spouse Assault"
  • 2 Through a Feminist Lens: "Gender, Diversity, and Violence: Extending the Feminist Framework"
  • 3 Through a Sociological Lens: "The Complexities of Family Violence"
  • Section II Controversies In Definition And Measurement
  • Issue 2 Women's Violence Toward Men: A Serious Social Problem?
  • 4 Women's Violence Towrad Men is a Serious Social Problem
  • 5 "Men's Violence Toward Women is the Serious Social Problem"
  • Issue 3 Date and Acquaintance Rape: Exaggerated Problems?
  • 6 "More Data Have Accumulated Supporting Date and Acquaintance Rape as Significant Problems"
  • 7 "Advocacy Research Overstates the Incidence of Date and Acquaintance Rape"
  • Issue 4 Spanking: Necessary and Effective?
  • 8 "Proper Socialization Requires Powerful Love and Equally Powerful Discipline"
  • 9 "Children Should Never, Ever, Be Spanked No Matter What the Circumstances"
  • Section III Controversies In Cause
  • Introduction to Section
  • Issue 5 Alcohol and Addictive Drugs: The Causes of Violence?
  • 10 "Alcohol and Other Drugs are Key Causal Agents of Violence"
  • 11 "Association is not Causation: Alcohol and Other Drugs Do Not Cause Violence"
  • Issue 6 Abused Elderly and Their Abusive Offspring: Who is Dependent?
  • 12 "Elder Abuse is Caused by the Perception of Stress Associated with Providing Care"
  • 13 "Elder Abuse is Caused by the Deviance and Dependence of Abusive Caregivers"
  • Section IV Controversies In Social Intervention
  • Introduction to Section
  • Issue 7 The Battered Woman's Syndrome: A Sensible Legal Defense?
  • 14 The Self-Defense Claims of Battered Women
  • 15 "Battered Woman's Syndrome: Tool of Justice or False Hope in Self-Defense Cases?" 14
  • Issue 8 Child Sexual Abuse Education: Good Prevention?
  • 16 "Child Sexual Abuse Prevention is Appropriate and Successful"
  • 17 "Problems with Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs"
  • Issue 9 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: Too Much or Too Little? Issue 9: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: Too Much or Too Little?
  • 18 Overreporting and Underreporting Child Abuse and Neglect are Twin Problems
  • 19 "The Main Problem is Underreporting Child Abuse and Neglect"
  • Issue 10 Family Preservation: An Important Goal in Child Abuse Intervention?
  • 20 "Family Preservation is the Safest Way to Protect Most Children"
  • 21 "Protecting Children is More Important than Preserving Families"
  • Conclusion: "Social Problems, Social Policies, and Controversies on Family Violence"
  • Index
  • Editor's Bio's
  • Contributing Author Bios

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