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.

Mothers who Neglect their Children

Mothers who Neglect their Children

Mothers who neglect their children
Sandra T. Azar Melanie D. Hetzel-Riggin

Child neglect is the most common form of maltreatment (i.e., approximately 75% of substantiated cases) and is the leading cause of fatalities (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2019). It has pervasive negative effects on children's outcomes (Dubowitz et al., 2002; Hildyard and Wolfe, 2002; Azar and Cote, 2005) and chronic cases cost nearly nine times as many social service dollars as other child protection cases (Loman and Siegal, 2006). Neglect also overlaps with other forms of family dysfunction; most relevant to this volume, domestic violence (Nicklas and Mackenzie, 2013). Indeed, broadening definitions of neglect to include ‘failure to protect’ ...

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