Heavy Hands

An Introduction to the Crimes of Intimate and Family Violence

Author: Denise Kindschi Gosselin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133008609

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 8665

The authoritative introduction to family violence issues. Heavy Hands, Fifth Edition, provides an authentic introduction to the crimes of family violence, covering offenders and offenses, impact on victims, and responses of the criminal justice system. This established text is essential reading for those considering careers in criminal justice, victim advocacy, social work, and counseling. Gosselin draws on extensive field experience and uses real-life examples to provide sharp insight into how and why abuse occurs and its effects on abuse survivors. The text's accessible language and effective learning tools keep students engaged and motivated, while its practical, real-world focus helps students connect text material to the world around them.
Posted in Family & Relationships

I Am Not Your Victim

Anatomy of Domestic Violence

Author: Beth Sipe,Evelyn J. Hall

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483311511

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 4253

I Am Not Your Victim: Anatomy of Domestic Abuse, Second Edition, vividly details the evolution of domestic violence during the 16-year marriage of author Beth Sipe. Encouraged to publish her story by her therapist and co-author, Evelyn J. Hall, Beth relates the background and events leading up to and immediately following the tragic act of desperation that ended the life of her sadistic perpetrator. Beth's subsequent mishandling by the police, the military, a mental health professional, and the welfare system illustrates how women like Beth face further revictimization and neglect by the very systems that should provide support and assistance. Insightful commentaries written by experts in the field follow Beth's story and deepen readers’ understanding of the causes and process of spousal abuse, why battered women stay, and the dynamic consequences of domestic violence. This updated edition includes new commentaries and an epilogue that tracks what happened to Beth in the years following the book’s publication. Author Beth Sipe would love to hear your comments about the book. She is also available for speaking engagements and can be reached at [email protected]
Posted in Psychology

Understanding Parricide

When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Author: Kathleen M. Heide

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195176669

Category: Psychology

Page: 446

View: 4811

Understanding Parricide is the most comprehensive book available about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. Dr. Heide moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional literature on parricide in general, matricide, patricide, double parricides, and familicides. As a clinician, she explains the reasons behind the killings. Understanding Parricide includes in-depth discussion of issues related to prosecuting and defending parricide offenders. The book is enriched with its focus on clinical assessment, case studies, and follow-up of parricide offenders, as well as treatment, risk assessment, and prevention.
Posted in Psychology

Family and Intimate Partner Violence

Heavy Hands

Author: Denise K. Gosselin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134868219

Category: Family violence

Page: 400

View: 3626

Earlier editions published as: Heavy hands: an introduction to the crimes of intimate and family violence.
Posted in Family violence

I Love You Mom

Please Don't Break My Heart

Author: John Borgstedt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449044433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 6769

I LOVE YOU, MOM-Please Don't Break My Heart is the true story of one boy's journey through a childhood of physical, mental, and emotional abuse. John endured neglect, isolation, physical beatings, mental degradation and malevolent admissions into numerous mental institutions, and eventual attempted murder within the custodial supervision of his unscrupulous mother. This literary work is indeed John's factual account of his small, bruised body clinging to life, his struggle as a teenager fighting and winning against insurmountable odds, and his entrance into young manhood as a warrior for the young and innocent, protecting them from experiencing a similar childhood of hell on earth.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Sexual Assault

The Victims, the Perpetrators, and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Frances P. Reddington,Betsy Wright Kreisel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611635577

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 516

View: 2032

Revised edition of Sexual assault, c2009.
Posted in Criminal justice, Administration of

Understanding Violence and Victimization

Author: Robert J Meadows

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133139557

Category: True Crime

Page: 240

View: 4878

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Violence and Victimization, Victimology, and Crime and Violence. Combines theory with applied responses to victimization. Understanding Violence and Victimization, Sixth Edition, goes beyond simple discussions of violence to explore the social and legal responses to victimization. Meadows focuses on the experience of victims and how the occurrence of violence; whether at home, in the community, or as the result of personal assault or abuse; can have a devastating effect. Drawing on extensive experience in the field, Meadows explores numerous types of violence and examines the offender—victim relationships, relevant data, and situational factors that influence violent incidents. Both students and those employed in crime prevention and victim services will find the text an indispensable resource for learning about and responding to violent crimes.
Posted in True Crime

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134558912

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 9407

For courses in Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology Teaches research fundamentals with a grounded, real-world approach Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Tenth Edition, teaches contemporary research methods using examples of real criminological and criminal justice studies to illustrate concepts and techniques. Hagan's best-selling approach familiarizes students with examples of research in the field as they learn fundamental research skills. The text emphasizes sources and resources of classic and contemporary research in the field and helps students and professionals better understand the extensive diversity of research available and in progress in criminal justice. The logical organization carries students through the sequence of the research process, but is flexible enough to allow instructors to customize the text to suit their courses. The Tenth Edition brings the text up to date with the most recent developments and research in the field.
Posted in Social Science

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136807047

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 623

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.
Posted in Social Science

Criminal Law

The Essentials

Author: Sue Titus Reid

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199890866

Category: Law

Page: 327

View: 8461

The most up-to-date book on the market, Criminal Law: The Essentials, Second Edition, provides a brief yet comprehensive introduction to this fascinating and ever-evolving field. Meticulously revised and updated, this includes: The most recent cases and developments in the field New and updated focus boxes featuring real-world examples Expanded discussions of elder abuse, child and domestic partner abuse, the sentencing of juveniles, reform of the 100:1 ratio in sentencing for crack and powder cocaine and other drug-related issues, and bullying Coverage of current developments in criminal law, including Wall Street reform and capital punishment Rich pedagogical tools--chapter outlines, summaries, study questions, key terms, and Internet activities
Posted in Law

The Good Research Guide

Author: Martyn Denscombe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335220223

Category: Study Aids

Page: 349

View: 1267

As a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research, The Good Research Guide provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences. This edition has been updated to account for recent developments in the field such as: The emergence of mixed methods approaches Increased use of internet research More frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups Developments in research ethics Written for anyone undertaking a small-scale research project, either as part of an academic course or as part of their professional development, this book provides: A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis Explanations of the key decisions researchers need to take, with practical advice on how to make appropriate decisions Essential checklists to guide good practice This book is perfect for the first-time researcher looking for guidance on the issues they should consider and traps they should avoid when embarking on a social research project.
Posted in Study Aids

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...

Author: Florence Hartley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Etiquette

Page: 340

View: 5189

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
Posted in Etiquette

Born Digital

How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age

Author: John Palfrey,Urs Gasser

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465053920

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 9518

Posted in Social Science

Discipline & Punish

The Birth of the Prison

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307819299

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7107

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
Posted in Social Science

Human Trafficking, Human Misery

The Global Trade in Human Beings

Author: Alexis A. Aronowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275994813

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

View: 6122

This volume takes a global perspective and uses first-hand accounts and stories to examine the problem of human trafficking in its various manifestations around the world.
Posted in Social Science

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling

Author: Jon Carlson,Shannon B. Dermer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483369579

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 2008

View: 7025

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling is a new, all-encompassing, landmark work for researchers seeking to broaden their knowledge of this vast and diffuse field. Marriage and family counseling programs are established at institutions worldwide, yet there is no current work focused specifically on family therapy. While other works have discussed various methodologies, cases, niche aspects of the field and some broader views of counseling in general, this authoritative Encyclopedia provides readers with a fully comprehensive and accessible reference to aid in understanding the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches, and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples, and related interpersonal relationships. Key topics include: Assessment Communication Coping Diversity Interventions and Techniques Life Events/Transitions Sexuality Work/Life Issues, and more Key features include: More than 500 signed articles written by key figures in the field span four comprehensive volumes Front matter includes a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically Back matter includes a history of the development of the field, a Resource Guide to key associations, websites, and journals, a selected Bibliography of classic publications, and a detailed Index All entries conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related entries to aid the reader in their research journey
Posted in Family & Relationships

The law of domestic relations in the United States

Author: Homer Harrison Clark,Homer H. Clark

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1050

View: 598

This part of the Hornbook Series analyzes the law of domestic relations and how it has changed in recent years. Discrimination against women has been mitigated. The power to control personal relationships by contract has increased. Discrimination against illegitimate children has been removed, and the old fault-based grounds for divorce have largely been replaced by non-fault grounds. The financial aspects of divorce place more emphasis on divisions of property and less on alimony. Lastly, an entirely new jurisdiction has developed out of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act.
Posted in Law

An Introduction to Fully Integrated Mixed Methods Research

Author: Elizabeth G. Creamer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483350940

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 8460

An Introduction to Fully Integrated Mixed Methods Research by Elizabeth G. Creamer provides the tools needed to design, execute, and evaluate fully integrated mixed methods research studies. A uniting metaphor of the architectural arch helps students understand the benefits of a mixed methods approach as they consider ways to integrate the qualitative and quantitative strands at all stages of design and execution. With use of examples from popular media and published research, this text also includes a detailed discussion of ways to accomplish mixing methods during data collection and analysis and a separate chapter on designing and executing a realistic mixed methods dissertation.
Posted in Social Science

Family Violence From a Global Perspective

A Strengths-Based Approach

Author: Sylvia M. Asay,John DeFrain,Marcee Metzger,Bob Moyer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483320642

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 2871

Focusing on family violence worldwide, Family Violence From a Global Perspective: A Strengths-Based Approach draws on the expertise of authors from 16 countries representing 17 cultures to tell the story of domestic violence in their respective parts of the world. This one-of-a-kind edited collection by Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, and Bob Moyer incorporates a strengths-based approach, including individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The collection draws on multiple perspectives (academics, counselors, organizers, activists, and victims) to determine strengths and analyze how they can translate into greater safety for victims, increased accountability of perpetrators, and improved policy formation and research. Each chapter focuses on the lived experiences of victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, or elder abuse and includes information about the abuser, the family, the community, and the culture.
Posted in Social Science