domestic tyranny the making of american social policy against family violence from colonial times to the present

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Domestic Tyranny

Author : Elizabeth Hafkin Pleck
ISBN : 0252071751
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The book chronicles the rise and demise of legal, feminist, and medical campaigns against domestic violence from colonial times to the present. Elizabeth Pleck's Domestic Tyranny chronicles the rise and demise of legal, political, and medical campaigns against domestic violence from colonial times to the present. Based on in-depth research into court records, newspaper accounts, and autobiographies, this book argues that the single most consistent barrier to reform against domestic violence has been the Family Ideal--that is, ideas about family privacy, conjugal and parental rights, and family stability. This edition features a new introduction surveying the multinational and cultural themes now present in recent historical writing about family violence.

Domestic Violence And Abuse

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Issues For Debate In Social Policy

Author : CQ Researcher,
ISBN : 9781483365961
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of non-partisan reports focuses on 18 hot-button social policy issues written by award-winning CQ Researcher journalists. As an annual that comes together just months before publication, the volume is as current as possible. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the social policy reports are expertly researched and written, showing all sides of an issue. Chapters follow a consistent organization, exploring three issue questions, then offering background, current context, and a look ahead, as well as featuring a pro/con debate box. All issues include a chronology, bibliography, photos, charts, and figures.

Women And Domestic Violence

Author : Lynette Feder
ISBN : 0789006677
Genre : Social Science
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Women and Domestic Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach provides an assortment of readings from contributors of various disciplines (a historian, a lawyer, a criminologist, and a psychologist) on different aspects of domestic violence.

The Domestic Assault Of Women

Author : Donald G. Dutton
ISBN : 9780774843751
Genre : Social Science
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The Domestic Assault of Women relates social and criminal justice policy to empirically tested social psychological theory about the causes and effects of wife assault. Donald G. Dutton argues that only by understanding the psychology of both the aggressors and the victims of wife assault can we generate informed social and criminal justice policy. By linking the psychological factors that support assaultive habits to police arrest policy and subsequent treatment, Dutton shows how police/therapist intervention can interrupt assaultive behaviour and prevent recidivism.

Family Interventions In Domestic Violence

Author : John Hamel, LCSW
ISBN : 0826103294
Genre : Social Science
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In this exciting new book John Hamel, author of the ground-breaking Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, and Tonia Nicholls go beyond the traditional intervention theories of domestic violence practiced today. Offering alternative, unbiased and sometimes controversial views, theories, and current research, they, along with renowned contributors in the field, provide new treatment options that encompass a wide range of gender dynamics. Here are just some of the key principles covered: Interventions Should Be Based on a Thorough Unbiased Assessment Victim/Perpetrator Distinctions are Overstated, and Much Partner Abuse is Mutual Regardless of Perpetrator Gender, Child Witnesses to Partner Abuse are Adversely Affected, and are at Risk for Perpetrating Partner Abuse as Adults This new gender-inclusive approach to assessment and intervention provides a significant departure from traditional paradigms of domestic violence, and offers a much-needed awareness to effectively prevent violence in our communities today and for future generations.

Tramps Unfit Mothers And Neglected Children

Author : Sherri Broder
ISBN : 0812236548
Genre : Political Science
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In late Victorian America few issues held the public's attention more closely than the allegedly unnatural family life of the urban poor. In Tramps, Unfit Mothers, and Neglected Children, Sherri Broder brings new insight to the powerful depictions of the urban poor that circulated in newspapers and novels, public debate and private correspondence, including the irresponsible tramp, the "fallen" single mother, and the neglected child. Broder considers how these representations contributed to debates over the nature of family life and focuses on the ways different historical actors--social reformers, labor activists, and ordinary laboring people--made use of the available cultural narratives about family, gender, and sexuality to comprehend changes in turn-of-the-century America. In the decades after the Civil War, Philadelphia was an important center of charity, child protection, and labor reform. Drawing on the rich records of the Pennsylvania Society to Protect Children from Cruelty, Broder assesses the intentions and consequences of reform efforts devoted to women and children at the turn of the century. Her research provides an eloquent study of how the terms used by social workers and their clients to discuss the condition of poverty continue to have a profound influence on social policies and develops a complex historical perspective on how social policy and representations of poor families have been and remain mutually influential.

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