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Controversies in Social Intervention
Controversies in social intervention

The focus of this volume so far has been on the disagreements among experts about how family violence should be conceptualized, defined, or measured; nor do the experts agree about the causes of family violence. While such controversies certainly inform and shape the practical world, they are, in many ways, academic debates about how family violence should be studied. Family violence, however, also is a practical problem to be resolved. What should the public do about this violence? In an ideal world, social interventions would be based upon agreements about proper conceptualizations, definitions, and measurements. In an ideal world, interventions would be based upon agreements about the causes of violence. Our world is not ideal. Questions about social ...

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