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ISSUES IN CONCEPTUALIZATION - Abridged Contents
Through a Psychological Lens - K Daniel O'Leary
Personality Traits, Personality Disorders, and Levels of Violence
Through a Sociological Lens - Richard J Gelles
Social Structure and Family Violence
Through a Feminist Lens - Kersti A Yllo
Gender, Power, and Violence
ISSUES IN DEFINITION AND MEASUREMENT
Violence by Women
Physical Assaults by Wives - Murray A Straus
Physical Assaults by Husbands - Demie Kurz
Date and Acquaintance Rape
Facing the Facts - Mary P Koss and Sarah L Cook
Date and Acquaintance Rape Are Widespread Forms of Violence
Examining the Facts - Neil Gilbert
Advocacy Research Overstates the Incidence of Date and Acquaintance Rape
The Controversies Over the Consequences of Violence Toward Women
The Battered Women Syndrome Is a Psychological Consequence of Abuse - Lenore E A Walker
A Battered Woman's Problems Are Social, Not Psychological - Lee H Bowker
ISSUES IN CAUSES
Alcohol and Addictive Drugs
Alcohol and Other Drugs Are Key Causal Agents of Violence - Jerry P Flanzer
Alcohol and Other Drugs Are Associated with Violence - They Are Not Its Cause - Richard J Gelles
Child Abuse
A History of Abuse Is a Major Risk Factor for Abusing the Next Generation - Byron Egeland
The Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse Is Overstated - Joan Kaufman and Edward Zigler
Abused Elderly and Their Abusive Offspring
The Abused Elderly Are Dependent - Suzanne K Steinmetz
Abuse Is Caused by the Perception of Stress Associated with Providing Care
The Abused Offspring Are Dependent - Karl Pillemer
Abuse Is Caused by the Deviance and Dependence of Abusive Caregivers
ISSUES IN SOCIAL INTERVENTION
Child Abuse and Neglect
What is the Problem with Reporting Laws
Overreporting and Underreporting Are Twin Problems - Douglas J Besharov
The Main Problem Is Still Underreporting, Not Overreporting - David Finkelhor
Child Sexual Abuse
Prevention Programs
Prevention Is Appropriate, Prevention Is Successful - Carol A Plummer
Problems with Child Sexual Abuse Programs - N Dickon Reppucci and Jeffrey J Haugaard
Wife Abuse Offenders
Arrest
What the Scientific Evidence Shows - Richard A Berk
On the Average, We Can Do No Better Than Arrest
The Scientific Evidence Is Not Conclusive - Eve S Buzawa and Carl G Buzawa
Arrest Is No Panacea
Conclusion
Social Problems, Social Policy, and Controversies on Family Violence
Introduction - Full Contents
Examining and Evaluating Controversies on Family Violence
PART ONE: ISSUES IN CONCEPTUALIZATION
Through a Psychological Lens - K Daniel O'Leary
Personality Traits, Personality Disorders, and Levels of Violence
Through a Sociological Lens - Richard J Gelles
Social Structure and Family Violence
Through a Feminist Lens - Kersti A Yllo
Gender, Power, and Violence
PART TWO: ISSUES IN DEFINITION AND MEASUREMENT
A. Violence by Women
A Social Problem?
Physical Assaults by Wives - Murray A Straus
A Major Social Problem
Physical Assaults by Husbands - Demie Kurz
A Major Social Problem
B. Date and Acquaintance Rape
An Exaggerated Problem?
Facing the Facts - Mary P Koss and Sarah L Cook
Date and Acquaintance Rape Are Widespread Forms of Violence
Examining the Facts - Neil Gilbert
Advocacy Research Overstates the Incidence of Date and Acquaintance Rape
C. Controversies Over the Consequences of Violence Toward Women
The Battered Women Syndrome Is a Psychological Consequence of Abuse - Lenore E A Walker
A Battered Woman's Problems Are Social, Not Psychological - Lee H Bowker
PART THREE: ISSUES IN CAUSES
A. Alcohol and Addictive Drugs
Causal Agents of Violence?
Alcohol and Other Drugs Are Key Causal Agents of Violence - Jerry P Flanzer
Alcohol and Other Drugs Are Associated With Violence - They Are Not Its Cause - Richard J Gelles
B. Child Abuse
Intergenerationally Transmitted?
A History of Abuse Is a Major Risk Factor for Abusing the Next Generation - Byron Egeland
The Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse Is Overstated - Joan Kaufman and Edward Zigler
C. Abused Elderly and Their Abusive Offspring
Who Is Dependent?
The Abused Elderly Are Dependent - Suzanne K Steinmetz
Abuse Is Caused by the Perception of Stress Associated With Providing Care
The Abused Offspring Are Dependent - Karl Pillemer
Abuse Is Caused by the Deviance and Dependence of Abusive Caregivers
PART FOUR: ISSUES IN SOCIAL INTERVENTION
A. Child Abuse and Neglect
What Is the Problem With Reporting Laws?
Overreporting and Underreporting Are Twin Problems - Douglas J Besharov
The Main Problem Is Still Underreporting, Not Overreporting - David Finkelhor
B. Child Sexual Abuse
Are Prevention Programs Appropriate and Effective?
Prevention Is Appropriate, Prevention Is Successful - Carol A Plummer
Prevention May Not Be Appropriate, Prevention Success Is Not Proven - N Dickon Reppucci and Jeffrey J Haugaard
C. Wife Abuse Offenders
Is It Good Policy to Focus on Arrest?
What the Scientific Evidence Shows - Richard A Berk
On the Average, We Can Do No Better Than Arrest
The Scientific Evidence Is Not Conclusive - Eve S Buzawa and Carl G Buzawa
Arrest Is No Panacea
Conclusion
Social Problems, Social Policy, and Controversies on Family Violence



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Family violence -- United States.
Victims of family violence -- United States.
Family violence -- United States -- Prevention.