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.

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: The Maternal Perpetrator and Child Victim

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: The Maternal Perpetrator and Child Victim

Munchausen syndrome by proxy: the maternal perpetrator and child victim
Brittany Abeln Victoria Towers Rene Love


Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP), formally recognized as Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), is a disorder that has become well-recognized in both the clinical realm and national media (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013). For the purposes of this chapter, it will be referred to by its colloquial name of MSBP. The DSM-5 recognizes MSBP as the fabrication of illness or induction of illness that is imposed on one individual by another individual (APA, 2013). It is most commonly seen in ...

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