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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 Teachers
Violence against children by teachers
Finiki Nearchou
Defining Child Maltreatment by Teachers

Although there are several definitions of child maltreatment provided by different organizations, the majority of those consider parents or caregivers as the perpetrators. The following definition provided by the Division of Violence Prevention of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the most comprehensive definitions on child maltreatment and includes teachers as potential perpetrators of abuse against children:

any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent, caregiver, or another person in custodial role (e.g. clergy, coach, teacher) that results in harm, the potential for harm, or the threat of harm to a child.

Child abuse involves ‘deliberate and ...

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