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Domestic violence : no longer behind the curtains

Author: Alison B Landes; Carol D Foster; Mark A Siegel
Publisher: Wylie, Tex. : Information Plus, ©1993.
Series: Information series on current topics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1993 edView all editions and formats
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A look at wife abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, elder abuse, and domestic violence in the United States, with appendices on resources on domestic violence.
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison B Landes; Carol D Foster; Mark A Siegel
ISBN: 187862346X 9781878623461
OCLC Number: 28142352
Notes: Cover title.
Description: 236 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Child abuse : a history --
Child abuse : a problem of definition --
Reporting child abuse --
Surveys : how much abuse is reported --
Causes and effects of child abuse --
Child sexual abuse --
Abused children and the law --
Wife abuse : a worldwide tradition --
Spousal abuse : who, what, and when --
The causes of wife abuse --
Why does she stay? --
Male batterers --
Institutions and the abused : the medical community and shelters --
Abuse and the judicial system --
When women kill --
Domestic violence against the elderly --
Causes and prevention of elder abuse --
Government help for the abused elderly --
Resources on domestic violence.
Series Title: Information series on current topics.
Responsibility: [editors, Alison B. Landes, Mark A. Siegel, Carol D. Foster].

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A look at wife abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, elder abuse, and domestic violence in the United States, with appendices on resources on domestic violence.

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