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.

Violence against Children by Stepparents

Violence against Children by Stepparents

Violence against children by stepparents
Agata Debowska George Hales Daniel Boduszek

Introduction: Description of the Problem

Violence against children is a major public health issue with serious negative short- and long-term consequences including, but not limited to, antisocial behavior, aggression, violence, educational underachievement, depression, and self-destructive behavior (Kendall-Tackett et al., 1993; Margolin and Gordis, 2000; Lahey et al., 2003; Jaffee et al., 2004; Jones et al., 2004; Shaw and De Jong, 2012; Vachon et al., 2015; Debowska and Boduszek, 2017; Debowska et al., 2017, 2018). It appears that violence and abuse experienced in the home is especially detrimental to children's wellbeing because it instigates feelings of powerlessness and betrayal (Finkelhor and Browne, ...

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