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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.

Physical Abuse and Control of Intimate Partners in LGBTQ+ Relationships
Physical abuse and control of intimate partners in LGBTQ+ relationships
Philippa Laskey

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a worldwide issue that affects people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Definitions of IPV vary across countries and legal systems. The definition used by the criminal justice system in the UK is ‘… any incident of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of their gender or sexuality’ (Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), 2017). While this definition includes any act of domestic abuse, this chapter will use a definition that only applies to abuse in an ...

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