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Behind Closed Doors
The marriage license as a hitting license, child abuse, sibling war is the powerful message of "Behind Closed Doors". The book is grounded in the unprecedented national survey of the extent, patterns, and causes of violence in the American family. Based on a seven-year study of over 2,000 families, the authors provide landmark insights into this phenomenon of violence and what causes Americans to inflict it on their family members. The authors explore the relationship between spousal abuse and child abuse as well as abuse between siblings, violence by children against their parents, and the causes and effects of verbal abuse. Taken together, their analysis provides a vivid picture of how violence is woven into the fabric of family life and why the hallmark of family life is both love and violence. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of interest to both the professional and the lay-person on an important topic, which concerns the social well-being of us all.
Published by Routledge on 09/08/2017
Book details: 332 pages.

Physical Violence in American Families
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.
Published by Routledge on 09/04/2017
Book details: 622 pages.

Beating the Devil Out of them
Published by Transaction Publishers on 07/18/1994
Book details: 297 pages.

Planning Ethics
Over the past fifty years professional understanding of planning has changed markedly. In the past, planning was primarily described as a technical activity involving data collection, analysis, and synthesis of physical plans and supporting policies. Now planning is seen as a much broader set of human activities, encompassing the physical world and also the realm of public and social services. Not surprisingly, planners' discussions of ethics have evolved. Professional ethics is regarded by many planners to be limited to a set of rules of behavior regarding interactions with the public, sources of data, government officials, and one another.This shift is symbolized by the evolution of the labels by which ethics is known: from a circumscribed view of professional ethics to a broader concept of ethics in planning; both of which are discussed in this book. Sue Hendler argues that planners recognize that every act of planning pursues certain human values and is a series of statements about what we take to be right or wrong and what we take to represent the highest priorities of the society.Planning Ethics explores planning within alternative moral theories, including liberalism, communitarianism, environmentalism, and feminism. The contributors illustrate the application of these ethical principles in specific planning contexts encompassing community development, land conversion, waste management, electric power planning, and education planning. This is the next generation of thinking on ethics and planning. It will be a centerpiece of every planning curriculum.
Published by Routledge on 04/17/2018
Book details: 394 pages.

Family Measurement Techniques
813 measurement techniques, arranged and described under various aspects of family life, e.g., husband-wife relationships. 130 journals and pertinent books used as sources. Each entry gives test name, variables measured, length, availability, and references. Author, test title, and subject indexes.
Published by U of Minnesota Press on 01/01/1978
Book details: 668 pages.

Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective
divDespite being commonplace in American households a generation ago, corporal punishment of children has been subjected to criticism and shifting attitudes in recent years. Many school districts have banned it, and many child advocates recommend that parents no longer spank or strike their children. In this book, social theorist Michael Donnelly and family violence expert Murray A. Straus tap the expertise of social science scholars and researchers who address issues of corporal punishment, a subject that is now characterized as a key issue in child welfare. The contributors discuss corporal punishment, its use, causes, and consequences, drawing on a wide array of comparative, psychological, and sociological theories. Together, they clarify the analytical issues and lay a strong foundation for future research and interdisciplinary collaboration. /DIV
Published by Yale University Press on 10/01/2008
Book details: 352 pages.

Death and Violence on the Reservation
Using fieldwork as well as quantitative and qualitative research, Bachman considers the sad and understudied condition of American Indians, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Focusing on violence and its causes, the volume pays particular attention to homicide, suicide, and family violence. The destructive impact of alcohol and other addictive substances are documented. Bachman effectively uses personal stories and narratives given by American Indians to illustrate the living reality behind the statistics she presents. The book concludes with a variety of policy recommendations.
Published by ABC-CLIO on 01/01/1992
Book details: 167 pages.

Violence in Intimate Relationships
This book discusses causes and precursors of violence, explores the psychological characteristics of perpetrators of violence, and describes and evaluates potential responses to it.
Published by SAGE Publications on 06/10/1999
Book details: 224 pages.

The Mark and the Void
What links the Investment Bank of Torabundo, (yes, with an s, don't ask), an art heist, a novel called For the Love of a Clown, a six-year-old boy with the unfortunate name of Remington Steele, a lonely French banker, a tiny Pacific island, and a pest control business run by an ex-KGB agent? The Mark and the Void is Paul Murray's madcap new novel of institutional folly, following the success of his wildly original breakout hit, Skippy Dies. While marooned at his banking job in the bewilderingly damp and insular realm known as Ireland, Claude Martingale is approached by a down-on-his-luck author, Paul, looking for his next great subject. Claude finds that his life gets steadily more exciting under Paul's fictionalizing influence; he even falls in love with a beautiful waitress. But Paul's plan is not what it seems—and neither is Claude's employer, the Investment Bank of Torabundo, which swells through dodgy takeovers and derivatives trading until—well, you can probably guess how that shakes out. The Mark and the Void is the funniest novel ever written about the recent financial crisis, and a stirring examination of the deceptions carried out in the names of art and commerce.
Author: Paul Murray
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on 10/20/2015
Book details: 480 pages.

Who Owns Domestic Abuse?
Mann details a community effort to establish a shelter for abused women in a small Ontario municipality. She uses personal accounts of abuse to urge activists and intervenors to argue less and listen more.
Published by University of Toronto Press on 07/18/2019
Book details: 322 pages.
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