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Physical Violence in American Families - Murray A. Straus

Physical Violence in American Families

Paperback Published: 30th January 1989
ISBN: 9781560008286
Number Of Pages: 644

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The informative and controversial findings in this book are based on two path-breaking national surveys of American families. Both show that while the family may be the central locus of love and support, it is also the locus of risk for those who are physically assaulted. The book provides a wealth of information on gender differences and similarities in violence, and on the effects of gender roles and inequality.

Two landmark American studies of violence from the National Family Violence survey form the basis of this book. Both show that while the family may be the central locus of love and support, it is also the locus of risk for those who are being physically assaulted. This is particularly true for women and children, who are statistically more at risk of assault in their own homes than on the streets of any American city. Physical Violence in American Families provides a wealth of information on gender differences and similarities in violence, and on the effects of gender roles and inequality. It is essential for anyone doing empirical research or clinical assessment.

-The stature of the authors and the scope of the work make this an essential volume.-

--R.T. Sigler, Choice

-A substantial and significant contribution... its many strengths include the excellence of the writing, careful attention to detail, the stimulating nature of the commentary, and above all, the quality and comprehensiveness of the research.-

--Leslie Moulton Asplund, Violence and Victims "The stature of the authors and the scope of the work make this an essential volume."

--R.T. Sigler, Choice

"A substantial and significant contribution... its many strengths include the excellence of the writing, careful attention to detail, the stimulating nature of the commentary, and above all, the quality and comprehensiveness of the research."

--Leslie Moulton Asplund, Violence and Victims "The stature of the authors and the scope of the work make this an essential volume."

"--"R.T. Sigler, " Choice"

"A substantial and significant contribution... its many strengths include the excellence of the writing, careful attention to detail, the stimulating nature of the commentary, and above all, the quality and comprehensiveness of the research."

"--"Leslie Moulton Asplund, "Violence and Victims" "A substantial and significant contribution its many strengths include the excellence of the writing, careful attention to detail, the stimulating nature of the commentary, and above all, the quality and comprehensiveness of the research." " --Leslie Moulton Asplund, Violence and Victims" "The stature of the authors and the scope of the work make this an essential volume."" --R.T. Sigler, Choice"

ISBN: 9781560008286
ISBN-10: 1560008288
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 644
Published: 30th January 1989
Publisher: TRANSACTION PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.09  x 3.53
Weight (kg): 0.99
Edition Type: New edition