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.

Public Policy and Laws Addressing Men's Violence against Female Intimate Partners

Public Policy and Laws Addressing Men's Violence against Female Intimate Partners

Public policy and laws addressing men's violence against female intimate partners
Suzanne Zaccour

Introduction: The Road Map

What is the direction of intimate partner violence law? From high up, the field can look like a roundabout going in all directions, with some cars advancing faster than others, and a few driving the wrong way. There is no simple path or unified coherence. Yet if the scholar's task is to extract a story from all the noise and movement, then we can try a story of progressive erosion of men's entitlement to women's bodies, sexuality, and life. We can imagine the law driving to new areas where there were only shadows, braving crevasses ...

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