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Intimate Partner Violence : Societal, Medical, Legal, and Individual Responses - Sana Loue

Intimate Partner Violence

Societal, Medical, Legal, and Individual Responses

By: Sana Loue

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2000
ISBN: 9780306465192
Number Of Pages: 199

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It is clear that physical abuse is an integral component of some intimate relationships. This book addresses not the violence but our responses or lack of responses to that violation of personal integrity and the accompanying trauma. How partner violence is responded to, individually and collectively, may well determine whether the violence can be prevented or will cease once begun.

This text is intended to serve as a basic resource for the student, clinician and researcher. It provides a summary of how we have responded to such violence in the past and presents potential future directions for research and prevention efforts.

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From the reviews: "Loue provides a basis resource for students, clinicians, and researchers who work in areas related to intimate partner violence. Writing clearly and communicating effectively the points that she wishes to make, the author makes extensive use of direct quotes from case histories and draws on a broad range of empirical studies, including studies from other cultures. Condensed coverage of the various areas of interest makes the work a suitable quick reference. Well referenced and adequately indexed. Recommended for libraries that seek to provide extensive resources to departments for counseling, social work, and women's studies." (Choice, 38:9, 2001)

The Definition and Epidemiology of Intimate Partner Violencep. 1
Identifying Intimate Partner Violencep. 1
Defining Intimate Partner Violencep. 1
The Battering Incident: Forms and Contextp. 3
The Epidemiology of Intimate Partner Violencep. 5
Intimate Partner Violence Committed by Menp. 5
Intimate Partner Violence Committed by Womenp. 13
Comparisons Across U.S. Ethnic and Immigrant Groupsp. 18
Assessing Partner Violencep. 20
Theories of Causationp. 21
Societal Level Theoriesp. 21
Culture of Violence Theoryp. 21
Ecological Theoryp. 22
Evolutionary Theoryp. 23
Feminist Theoryp. 25
General Systems Theoryp. 28
Social Disorganization Theoryp. 29
The Individual/Couple Levelp. 29
Biopsychosocial Perspectivep. 29
Exchange Theoryp. 31
Investment Theoryp. 31
Resource Theoryp. 32
Social Learning Theoryp. 32
Theory of Marital Powerp. 33
Traumatic Bonding Theoryp. 34
How Women and Men Define Experiences of Violence and Its Causesp. 37
Intimate Partner Violence: Puerto Ricans and Non-Hispanic Whites, Cuyahoga Countyp. 37
Backgroundp. 37
Study Methodsp. 42
Resultsp. 44
Women's Perceptions of Partner Violence, Romaniap. 53
Backgroundp. 53
Methodsp. 55
Resultsp. 56
Discussionp. 59
Violence As Deviance? The Societal Responsep. 61
Intimate Partner Violence as Deviant Behaviorp. 61
What Is Deviance?p. 61
A Synchronic View of Intimate Partner Violencep. 67
Theories of Causationp. 70
Responses to Deviancep. 77
Responses of the Helping Professionsp. 83
The Health Care Professionsp. 83
Increasing Health Care Worker Awarenessp. 83
Medical Protocols for the Identification and Treatment of Victimsp. 87
Mandatory Reportingp. 90
Screening for Batterersp. 91
Social Models, Social Services, and Community Consortiap. 92
Ethical Issuesp. 93
The Response of the Veterinary Professionp. 93
The Response of Clergyp. 94
The Legal Responsep. 97
The Criminal Justice Responsep. 97
The Police Responsep. 97
The Prosecutorial Responsep. 105
Legislative Responsep. 106
Judicial Responsep. 108
Civil Proceedingsp. 112
Restraining Ordersp. 112
Divorce and Custody Proceedingsp. 113
Tort Suitsp. 114
The Response of United States Immigration Lawp. 115
Self-Petitioningp. 115
Cancellation of Removalp. 116
Asylump. 116
Responses of the Battererp. 119
The Accountp. 119
Retaliationp. 123
Treatmentp. 124
Responses of the Batteredp. 131
Departurep. 131
Help-Seekingp. 133
Barriers to Help-Seekingp. 134
Physical and Mental Health Carep. 135
Law Enforcementp. 136
The Clergyp. 137
Suicidep. 138
Violencep. 139
Isolationp. 140
Social Organizationp. 140
Acceptance and Self-Blame/Remainingp. 141
Children Exposed to Partner Violence: Their Responsesp. 147
Children's Exposure to Parental/Caregiver Violencep. 147
The Child's Responsep. 149
Responses to the Child Witnessp. 151
Crisis and Mental Health Interventionsp. 151
The Legal Systemp. 152
The Child Grows Upp. 153
Looking Towards the Future: Research, Prevention, and the Provision of Servicesp. 155
Researchp. 155
Assessing Violencep. 155
Prevention Effortsp. 157
The Provision of Servicesp. 160
Measuring Successp. 160
Registriesp. 161
Conclusionp. 163
Referencesp. 165
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780306465192
ISBN-10: 0306465191
Series: Women's Health Issues
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 31st December 2000
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.08