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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.

Women's Psychological Abuse of Male Intimate Partners1
Women's psychological abuse of male intimate partners
Günnur Karakurt
Introduction

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) affects all strata of society and imposes a heavy burden on families, healthcare and judicial systems. IPV involves psychological abuse, physical assault, and sexual violence. It has numerous physical, sexual, and mental health consequences for victims (Straus and Smith, 1990; Kilpatrick, 2004; Logan et al., 2006; Afifi et al., 2009; Bonomi et al., 2009). Besides the immediate, acute health consequences of violence, there are significant long-term and indirect effects of violence on the wellbeing of victims and their families. In order to better treat and prevent this widespread public health problem and to improve the quality of life for those who are ...

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