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Family violence
Lloyd, J. D., 1959-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
138 pages ; 25 cm.
Who are the victims of family violence? -- Women are victims of family violence / Men are victims of family violence / Children are victims of many forms of abuse / Elderly are vulnerable to abuse / Gays and lesbians are often victims / Is the prevalence of family violence exaggerated? -- Yes: the prevalence of family violence is exaggerated -- Violence against women is overreported / Child abuse is overreported / No: family violence is not exaggerated -- Child abuse is underreported or misreported / Sibling abuse is underreported / What are the causes of family violence? -- Unequal gender roles contribute to family violence / Unequal gender roles are not the main cause of family violence / Violence in the media contributes to family violence / Men who were abused as children are more likely to batter their wives / Elder abuse is caused by stress on the caregiver / How can family violence be reduced? -- Stronger efforts are needed to reduce family violence -- Stronger efforts by police can help reduce family violence / Religious leaders can help reduce domestic abuse / Some efforts to reduce family violence are ineffective -- Mandatory reporting by physicians is ineffective in reducing domestic violence / Mandatory arrests and restraining orders are ineffective / Religious communities may exacerbate the problem of child abuse
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HV6626.2 .F348 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
HV6626.2 .F348 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Booklist Review

Gr. 8^-12. This new Current Controversies title examines violence in the home, mainly against spouses and children, but also against the elderly and gay and lesbian partners. Organized into four areas--victims, prevalence, causes, and ways to reduce the problem--the various essays reflect a number of different views on the subject. Can churches do more outreach to victims? Do flawed studies about the extent of violence create inaccurate perceptions of the problem? The 19 selections, mainly magazine articles and book excerpts (most from the last five years, though a few are not dated), do justice to the complexity of the issues. A helpful resource for students, who can use the list of organizations and the bibliography to find out more. --Anne O\qMalley