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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.

The Help-Seeking Process in Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence
The help-seeking process in same-sex intimate partner violence
Luca Rollè Fabrizio Santoniccolo Tommaso Trombetta
Introduction

Generally, when we hear of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) or Domestic Violence (DV), we immediately think about the most commonly discussed representation of this, which is most related to our cultural matrix – the violence of a man against a woman. We know that it is sometimes difficult to accept or think about violence between a stereotypical couple and that it is even more difficult to accept it in a non-heteronormative one. Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence (SSIPV) awareness is low in many contexts, ranging from the general media (Estes and Webber, 2017), research (Edwards ...

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