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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.

Police Perceptions of Victims of Intimate Partner Violence in Same-Sex Relationships
Police perceptions of victims of intimate partner violence in same-sex relationships
Sofi Oskarsson Susanne Strand

The women's liberation movement raised public awareness about male-to-female intimate partner violence (IPV) in the 1960s, and since then research in the area has expanded. However, it was not until 20 years later that same-sex IPV began to receive attention in the public arena (Burke and Follingstad, 1999; Jablow, 2000). Despite the amount of research conducted on men's violence against women, the research is limited regarding IPV in same-sex relationships (Pattavina et al., 2007). This has resulted in IPV being more or less synonymous with men's violence against women, with some recognition of ...

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