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Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Karel Kurst-Swanger and Jacqueline L. Petcosky


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. Abuse and neglect can be found in all types of families and interpersonal relationships, and can take many forms including emotional, physical, financial, and sexual abuse. This book brings together the scholarly research and professional experience of numerous disciplines and reviews theoretical explanations. Taking a unique approach to defining family, it examines the complex, multidimensional phenomena of family vi ... More

Keywords: family violence, abuse, neglect, maltreatment, domestic violence, domestic abuse, violence prevention, family maltreatment, sexual abuse, physical abuse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195165180
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165180.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karel Kurst-Swanger, author
State University of New York at Oswego

Jacqueline L. Petcosky, author