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Family violence

Author: A E Sadler
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©1996.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a variety of articles and book excerpts that examine the important social issue of family violence.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A E Sadler
ISBN: 1565103718 9781565103719 156510370X 9781565103702
OCLC Number: 32894441
Description: 205 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Is family violence defined too broadly? Yes, family violence is defined too broadly: "Domestice Violence" is not clearly defined / Ann Jones --
Child abuse is defined too broadly / David Rieff --
Abusive parenting is defined too broadly / Dana Mack --
Properly executed spanking is not a form of violence / John K. Rosemond --
Some cultural traditions are incorrectly identified as child abuse / Leslie Berger --
No, family violence is not defined too broadly: Verbal battering is a form of abuse / Jean Guarino --
Emotional battering is a form of abuse / Marti Tamm Loring --
Exposure to domestic violence harms children / Betsy McAlister Groves et al. --
All spanking is a form of violence / Murray A. Straus --
Cultural family traditions can be abusive / Ruth Rosen --
Ch. 2. Is the prevalence of family violence exaggerated? Yes, the prevalence of family violence is exaggerated: Claims of child abuse are often unsubstantiated / Elena Neuman --
Violence against women is often falsely reported / Frank S. Zepezauer --
The prevalence of child sexual abuse is exaggerated / Arnold Beichman --
Repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse are dubious / Michael D. Yapko --
No, family violence is underreported: Physicians underreport child abuse / Janice Somerville --
Reporting of child abuse-related deaths is inadequate / Michael J. Durfee, George A. Gellert, and Deanne Tilton-Durfee --
Violence against women is underreported / The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health --
Repressed memories of sexual abuse are valid / Donald Barstow. Ch. 3. Who are the victims of family violence? Women are victims more often than men / FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) --
Women are not victims more often than men / Wendy McElroy --
Professional women are often victims of domestic violence / Hillary Johnson --
Immigrant women are more often victims of family violence / Milyoung Cho --
The elderly are vulnerable to abuse and neglect / Suzanne Fields --
The elderly's vulnerability to abuse is exaggerated / Joseph P. Shapiro --
Rates of family homicide are highest among African Americans / Peggy S. Plass --
Gays are often victims of domestic violence / Patrick Letellier --
Ch. 4. How can family violence be reduced? Increasing specific efforts can reduce family violence: The Catholic Church should combat family violence / The National Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Women in Society and in the Church and Committee on Marriage and Family Life --
Harsher penalties can reduce family violence / Casey G. Gwinn --
Improved government intervention can curb family violence / Donna E. Shalala --
Increasing certain efforts will exacerbate family violence: Christian beliefs foster family violence / Philip Greven --
Harsher penalties will not reduce family violence / George J. Bryjak --
Government intervention undermines the family / Allan Carlson.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: A.E. Sadler, book editor.

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Presents a variety of articles and book excerpts that examine the important social issue of family violence.

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