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The field of Domestic Violence research has expanded considerably in the past decade and now includes work conducted by researchers in many different disciplines, notably political science, public health, law, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, family studies, and medicine. The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field, organized by relationship type. The handbook addresses the three major areas of research on domestic violence: (1) Violence against partners; (2) Violence against children; and (3) Violence against other family members. This Handbook is a unique and timely publication and a long awaited, valuable resource for the vast amount of Domestic Violence research centres and individual researchers across the globe. Part 1: Men's Violence Against Women; Part 2: Women's Violence Against Men; Part 3: Violence Against Partners in Homosexual Relationships; Part 4: Mothers' Violence Against Children; Part 5: Father's Violence Against Children; Part 6: Other Circumstances of Neglect, Abuse, and Violence Against Children; Part 7: Violence Against Siblings; Part 8: Violence Against Parents; and Part 9: Violence Against Other Family Members.

Homicide–Suicide by Men against Female Intimate Partners
Homicide–suicide by men against female intimate partners
Sonia Salari Carrie L. Sillito
Introduction

Intimate partner homicide–suicide (IPHS) is defined as an attempted or completed killing by a current or former partner, along with the attempted or completed suicide of that offender, within a short span of time. These incidents represent a public health problem with costs to society estimated in the billions of dollars (Shaw, 2016). The vast majority of IPHS events occur in the victim's home, a place where they should be safe and surrounded by loved ones (Violence Policy Center, 2018). Although the prevalence of IPHS is lower than suicide or homicide alone, the linked deaths represent a traumatic event ...

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