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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.

Grandparent Violence against Children
Grandparent violence against children
Peggy S. Keller Faith VanMeter

The number of grandparents rearing children is on the rise in the United States (Davey and Lynch, 2016). Reasons for grandparents rearing children vary, and include parental death, termination of parental custody due to abuse or neglect, parental abandonment, physical or mental illness, drug abuse and addiction, incarceration, and military deployment. It is notable that child protective services increasingly favors kinship care over foster care or group home care for children, as it is believed that placement with familiar extended family members will be less traumatic for children (Geen, 2004). However, there is little research on potential differences in parenting between grandparents and biological parents ...

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