Abuse and Victimization across the Life Span
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press
Imprint: John Hopkins University
Sales Date: 1990-09-01
Published: September 1990
Imprint: John Hopkins University
Page Count: 280 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
280 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
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Abuse and Victimization across the Life Span addresses the problem of family violence from a developmental perspective. Rather than limiting the focus to a specific state of development, the book encourages professionals and students to consider the effects of violence on victims at all points in the life span, from infancy to late adulthood. For each period, chapters treat normal development, the effects of abuse on development, and strategies for change.
The contributors also explore topics such as the criminalization of family violence, the abuse of disabled people, racial and ethnic factors in family violence, and the empowerment of battered women. Combining theoretical, empirical, and practical concerns, Abuse and Victimization across the Life Span is of importance to both researchers and practitioners.
List of Contributors
Introduction: Family Violence across the Life Span
Part I. Infancy
Chapter 1. The Mother-INfant Tie: Of Bonding and Abus
Chapter 2. The Maltreatment of Infants
Part II. Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 3. The Interpersonal Legacy of Physical Abuse of Children
Chapter 4. Sexual Abuse in the LIves of Children
Chapter 5. Abused Adolescents
Part III. Adulthood
Chapter 6. How Normal Is Normal Development? Some Connections between Adult Development and the Roots of Abuse and Victimization
Chapter 7. Rape in Marriage
Chapter 8. Sruviving: Women's Strength through Connection
Chapter 9. Trauma in Men: Effects on Family Life
Chapter 10. Elder Abuse
Part IV. Special Topics
Chapter 11. Physical Victimization across the Life Span: Recognition, Ethnicity, and Deterrence
Chapter 12. Special Groups at Risk of Abuse
Chapter 13. A Framework for Understanding and Empowering Battered Women
Chapter 14. The Treatment and Criminal Prosecution of Family Violence
"A conspicuously readable, interesting, and well-written account of the field of abuse and victimization with emphasis on specific problems as they develop. This book would be of assistance..to anyone dealing with abuse and victimization in a society where such behaviors are no longer unusual."
"A state-of-the-art, well-referenced, and highly research-oriented collection of critical information written from a life span perspective.. This is a text that delivers exactly what its title suggests, discussing, reviewing, describing, and proscribing abuse and victimization in terms of the life span. It examines the effects of family violence from infancy to late adulthood and explains the various critical considerations (psychological, physical, intellectual, and moral) that are developmentally important.. Straus can be credited with excellent editorial skills as well as discrimination in her fine choice of exceptionally literate authors."
"Contains a broad spectrum of information on abuse and victimization, and its excellent bibliography will provide readers interested in the subject with sources of further reading and research."