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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.

Violence against Children by Mother's Cohabiting Partner
Violence against children by mother's cohabiting partner
William Schneider

The nature and makeup of the American family has experienced dramatic shifts over the last 50 years. Normative ideas of family that linked marriage, sex, and childbearing in the 1950s have witnessed stark changes in the formation of modern family units. Compared with other Western countries, Americans tend to get married at younger ages, get divorced or separated more often, and enter and exit more relationships. Although nearly 84% of American women will likely get married by age 40, about one-fifth of these marriages will end within five years (Cherlin, 2009). This churning of parental relationships may have a particularly pernicious effect on children. As marriage ...

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