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  • Domestic Violence Topic Overview
    Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, is defined as a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion that adults or adolescents use against their intimate partners. Other terms used to describe intimate partner violence include domestic abuse, spouse abuse, courtship violence, battering, marital rape, and date rape. Some professional fields use the term domestic violence to refer to any type of interfamilial violence.

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Domestic Violence Books

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Domestic Violence Sourcebook - Joyce Brennfleck Shannon (Editor)
Call Number: 362.82 SH19D
ISBN: 9780780810389
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
Domestic Violence Sourcebook, Third Edition provides updated information about the physical, mental, and social effects of violence experienced by intimate partners, parents, children, teens, and elderly adults.

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Death by Domestic Violence - Katherine van Wormer; Albert R. Roberts
Call Number: 364.4 V26D
ISBN: 9780313354892
Publication Date: 2008-11-30
This volume details the most violent form of abuse in an intimate relationship, and steps that should be taken on individual, societal, and public policy levels to stop the killing.

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Children Exposed to Domestic Violence - Peter G. Jaffe (Editor); Marlies Sudermann (Editor); Robert A. Geffner (Editor)
Call Number: 362.76 G272C
ISBN: 9780789007858
Publication Date: 2000-06-27
This important book focuses on various aspects of spousal/partner abuse and child maltreatment. Comprehensive and thorough, Children Exposed to Domestic Violence focuses on three major sections: theoretical and research issues, intervention and prevention strategies, and policy development from an international perspective.

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Abused Men - Philip W. Cook (Editor)
Call Number: 362.82 C772A
ISBN: 9780313356186
Publication Date: 2009-02-28
"Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence" offers up-to-date data on the prevalence of intimate partner violence against men, incorporating personal interviews and cases drawn from the media. It also includes updates on law, legislation, court activity, social responses, police activity, support groups, batterer programs, and crisis intervention programs.

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