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Title The war against domestic violence / edited by Lee E. Ross
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 323 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments -- Editor -- Contributors -- Introduction -- List of abbreviations -- Part 1: -- 1: Overview of intimate partner violence among Latinos / Joanne Klevens -- 2: Domestic violence in the African American community: moving forward to end abuse / Tricia B Bent-Goodley -- 3: Domestic violence in Asian cultures / Qiang Xu and Allen Anderson -- 4: Domestic violence among Native Americans / Julie C Abril -- 5: Domestic violence in sub-Saharan Africa / Godpower O Okereke, Peter Racheotes, and Josephine Kahler -- Part 2: -- 6: Physical child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence: a case studies approach / Mark A Winton and Elizabeth M Rash -- 7: Response of child welfare agencies to domestic violence / Melanie Shepard and Gina Farrell -- 8: Connection between domestic violence and homelessness / Charlene K Baker -- 9: Relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence / Josephine Kahler, Shirley Garick, and Godpower O Okereke -- 10: Domestic violence in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons : populations at risk / Christopher W Blackwell -- 11: Spouse violence among police officers: work-family linkages / Leanor Boulin Johnson -- Part 3: -- 12: Domestic violence policy: navigating a path of obstacles / Cynthia Brown -- 13: Civil protection orders against domestic violence: the fight against domestic violence by Orange County, Florida / Robert T Magill and Walter Komanski -- 14: Prosecuting domestic violence cases: issues and concerns / Walter Komanski and Robert T Magill -- 15: Defending individuals charged with domestic violence / John V Elmore -- 16: Court-ordered treatment programs: an evaluation of Batterers Anonymous / Rebecca Bonanno -- 17: Community supervision of domestic violence offenders: where we are and where we need to go / Lynette Feder -- 18: Restorative approaches to domestic violence: the cornerposts in action / Debra Heath-Thornton -- 19: Creating and executing an applied interdisciplinary campaign for domestic violence prevention / Sarah N. Keller and AJ Otjen -- Index
Summary "Violence, including intimate partner violence, is a leading cause of death, disability, and hospitalization in the United States and other regions worldwide. Despite growing awareness, the numbers of reported and unreported incidents continue to rise. Drawing on the contributions of criminal justice practitioners and academic theorists who bring sober insight to a highly charged issue, The War Against Domestic Violence offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of this phenomenon. Topics include: Domestic violence in Caucasian, Latino, African-American, Asian, Native American, and Sub-Saharan African cultures; Child abuse and the response of child welfare agencies; The connection between domestic violence and homelessness and drug abuse; Domestic violence in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons; Spousal violence among police officers; The history of domestic violence policy; Orders of protection; Prosecuting and defending those charged with domestic violence; Court-ordered treatment and community supervision of domestic violence offenders; Creating campaigns for domestic violence prevention; The book provides rare glimpses of topics inadequately covered in the literature, allowing readers to understand and appreciate the complexity of domestic violence while also promoting a variety of effective strategies to combat its continued rise. The multi-layered approach of this volume and the input from the expert contributors from varied backgrounds are destined to stimulate the interest of a growing and diverse audience. Lee Ross recently appeared on UCF Profiles to discuss why some break the law and others with similar backgrounds do not."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Family violence -- Cross-cultural studies
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Interculturele vergelijkingen (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Ross, Lee E., 1958-
ISBN 1439882762