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The Dark Side of Families Current Family Violence Research

by David Finkelhor

The Dark Side of Families Current Family Violence Research Synopsis

This unique volume attests to the coming of age of research on family violence. Leading authorities in this interdisciplinary area offer useful insights into such concerns as wife-battering, child neglect and abuse, and criteria for distinguishing when child abuse or marital violence have actually taken place.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803919358
Publication date: 24th June 1983
Author: David Finkelhor
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Cultural studies,

About David Finkelhor

Richard J. Gelles received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire. He is the Dean of The School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania and holds The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence in the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Youth Policy and Co-Director of the Center for Children's Policy, Practice, and Research. His book, The Violent Home was the first systematic empirical investigation of family violence and continues to be highly influential. He ...

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