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.

Fathers’ Neglect of Children

Fathers’ Neglect of Children

Fathers' neglect of children
Abdul Khaleque

Fatherhood and Fathers’ Roles and Responsibilities

Fatherhood refers to a state of being a father through biological contribution to reproduce a child and/or attaining legal status as a father through adoption. The social construction of fatherhood and a father's role continue to change globally with changing family and social systems over time. Historically, the family structure in the United States was patriarchal with the father as the head of the family exercising authority over the entire family including the wife, children, and other dependent kin. The concept of father role in the United States, however, has changed in the following three phases over the past century (Turner and Welch, 2012):

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