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.

Partner-Killing of Men by Female Intimate Partners

Partner-Killing of Men by Female Intimate Partners

Partner-killing of men by female intimate partners
Bitna Kim


Intimate partner homicide (IPH), the intentional killing of an individual by his or her current or former spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner, is the most extreme form of intimate partner violence (IPV) (Garcia et al., 2007; Kivisto, 2015; Sabri et al., 2016). IPH has devastating consequences for family members of the perpetrator and victim, as well as surrounding communities (Sabri et al., 2018). Especially, parental IPH brings about severe mental health and wellbeing problems for children, including PTSD, traumatic grief, attachment problems, weight change, asthma, and drops in school performance (Alisic et al., 2015).

The most salient aspect of IPH is the gendered nature of the crime ...

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