Family and Intimate Partner Violence: Heavy Hands (6e) : 9780134868219

Family and Intimate Partner Violence: Heavy Hands (6e)

Gosselin
 
Edition
 
6
ISBN
 
9780134868219
ISBN 10
 
0134868218
Published
 
31/01/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
400
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$163.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in domestic violence, family violence, and victimology.

The authoritative introduction to family violence
Family and Intimate Partner Violence: Heavy Hands is an authentic introduction to the crimes of family violence, covering offenders and offenses, impact on victims, and responses of the criminal justice system. Comprehensive yet easy to understand, this established text is essential reading for students considering careers in criminal justice, victim advocacy, social work, or counseling. Gosselin draws on extensive field experience and real¿ examples to explain abuse and its effects on survivors. The 6th edition includes a new chapter on adolescent and young adult victimisation, as well as updates to topics of interest such as intimate partner violence, asylum law, and theoretical perspectives.

Table of contents
  • CHAPTER 1: GLOBAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
  • CHAPTER 2: HISTORY OF VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY
  • CHAPTER 3: FOCUS ON RESEARCH
  • CHAPTER 4: INTRODUCTION TO CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
  • CHAPTER 5: INVESTIGATING CHILD ABUSE
  • CHAPTER 6: ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT VICTIMIZATION
  • CHAPTER 7: ADOLESCENT PERPETRATORS
  • CHAPTER 8: INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
  • CHAPTER 9: LGBTQ PARTNER ABUSE
  • CHAPTER 10: ABUSE IN LATER LIFE
  • CHAPTER 11: ADULT PERPETRATORS
  • CHAPTER 12: THE POLICE RESPONSE TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
  • CHAPTER 13: STALKING AND HOMICIDE
  • CHAPTER 14: THE COURT RESPONSE TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
New to this edition

Coverage of developing trends and critical issues

  • A new chapter on adolescent and young adult victimization (Chapter 6) addresses human trafficking, teen dating violence, college dating violence, and rape. It reflects current concerns in the field of family violence with survey results and research from prominent academics.
  • Changes in the field of intimate partner violence influenced new sections in Chapter 8 on economic control, gaslighting, male partner reproductive coercion, IPV victimization of men with disabilities, and the domestic violence green card.
  • Chapter 4 now looks at the cooperative nature of child abuse investigation, with information on the role of first responders and the investigation processes of both the police and child protective services.

New material addressing social, legal, and theoretical perspectives

  • New to Chapter 1 is a discussion of asylum law, with information on U and T visas, to address changing protections available under the VAWA for immigrants seeking asylum as domestic violence victims.
  • Chapter 3 reflects updated theoretical perspectives in family violence, such as the Coercive Control Theory, which has gained prominence in domestic violence theory.
  • A new section on the Children’s Advocacy Center Model in Chapter 5 notes the current emphasis on multidisciplinary team child abuse investigations.

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.
Features & benefits

Coverage of developing trends and critical issues

  • In addition to covering fundamental concepts, the text emphasizes timely topics, such as adolescent perpetrators, violence against women, LGBTQ intimate partner violence, and abuse of older adults.
  • New - A new chapter on adolescent and young adult victimization (Chapter 6) addresses human trafficking, teen dating violence, college dating violence, and rape. It reflects current concerns in the field of family violence with survey results and research from prominent academics.
  • New - Changes in the field of intimate partner violence influenced new sections in Chapter 8 on economic control, gaslighting, male partner reproductive coercion, IPV victimization of men with disabilities, and the domestic violence green card.
  • New - Chapter 4 now looks at the cooperative nature of child abuse investigation, with information on the role of first responders and the investigation processes of both the police and child protective services.

New material addressing social, legal, and theoretical perspectives

  • Taking a balanced approach, the text considers issues from the point-of-view of offenders, victims, and the criminal justice system, exploring social influences on abuse and responses of the criminal justice system.
  • New - New to Chapter 1 is a discussion of asylum law, with information on U and T visas, to address changing protections available under the VAWA for immigrants seeking asylum as domestic violence victims.
  • Updated - Chapter 3 reflects updated theoretical perspectives in family violence, such as the Coercive Control Theory, which has gained prominence in domestic violence theory.
  • New - A new section on the Children’s Advocacy Center Model in Chapter 5 notes the current emphasis on multidisciplinary team child abuse investigations.

Real-world examples and practice opportunities

  • Been There… Done That case studies illustrate chapter topics with actual events, drawing real-world connections.
  • In the News boxed features encourage analysis of current events and controversial issues.
  • Simply Scenario features at the end of each chapter challenge students to apply material to practical scenarios.
  • Questions for Review at the end of each chapter help students review and master chapter material.

Author biography

A pioneer in law enforcement, Denise K. Gosselin was the first uniformed female officer in her hometown, Lunenburg, Massachusetts, and the first female campus police officer at the community college she attended. The Massachusetts Senate honored her in 1978 as the first woman appointed constable for the City of Fitchburg. In 2011, Dr. Gosselin received accolades as Alumna of the Year at Mt. Wachusett Community College, where she now serves on its Board of Trustees.

Denise graduated in the 61st Recruit Training Troop of the Massachusetts State Police in January 1980. During the years that followed she served as a uniformed officer performing route patrol activities, as an instructor at the Massachusetts State Police Academy, and as a detective in major crime investigations. Recognized as a local expert in child abuse investigation, she has spoken on cable television and radio. She appeared on the America’s Most Wanted television show in connection with a fugitive in a case she was investigating. She has made many presentations at professional meetings with the Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health, and Office of the District Attorney. She has testified in numerous major crime cases in both criminal and civil hearings.

Dr. Gosselin served as a faculty member and Department Chair in the Criminal Justice and Sociology Department at Western New England University until her retirement as Professor Emerita in 2017. Her other publications include Interviewing and Interrogation: Smart Talk, currently in its second edition, and Crimes and Mental Disorders: The Criminal Justice Response. Dr. Gosselin has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Police Science, the Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice, and the Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence, as well as chapters to Women, Law, & Social Control and Policing & Victims.

Denise is an experienced Criminal Justice Program Reviewer. Her major presentations and invited lectures have been at the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime and Criminal Justice in Salvador, Brazil, the Massachusetts State Police, at West Point Military Academy, Campbell University, NC, and at Gwynedd-Mercy College, PA.

As a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Denise has served as Region One Trustee 2013-2016 and ACJS Trustee-at-Large 2009-2012. As a member of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, she has served as President, Vice President, and Secretary. Dr. Gosselin is also a member of the European Society of Criminal Justice and is a co-founding member of the Everywoman Everywhere Workgroup, from the Harvard Kennedy School project of the International Commission on Violence Against Women and Girls.

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