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Rethinking domestic violence

Author: Donald G Dutton
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Rethinking Domestic Violence is the third in a series of books by Donald Dutton critically reviewing research in the area of intimate partner violence (IPV). The research crosses disciplinary lines, including social and clinical psychology, sociology, psychiatry, affective neuropsychology, criminology, and criminal justice research. Since the area of IPV is so heavily politicized, Dutton tries to steer through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dutton, Donald G., 1943-
Rethinking domestic violence.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006445084
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald G Dutton
ISBN: 9780774813044 0774813040 0774855118 9780774855112 1282741071 9781282741072
OCLC Number: 567943859
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 415 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The history of spouse assault --
Nested ecological theory --
Measurement and incidence of abuse --
Theories of wife assault : psychiatric contributions --
Feminist and sociobiological explanations for intimate partner violence --
The gender debate and the feminist paradigm --
The domestic assault of men --
The social psychology of the perpetrator --
Subtypes of perpetrators --
The cycle of violence and the abusive personality --
Relationship/interactionist explanations --
The failure of criminal justice intervention policy --
Risk assessment --
Treatment policy issues --
Treatment : the next step --
Rethinking the response to domestic violence.
Responsibility: Donald G. Dutton.


Reviews research in the area of intimate partner violence. This work is useful for psychologists, policymakers, and those dealing with the sociology of social science, the relationship of psychology  Read more...
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