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 Peers

Violence against Children by Peers

Violence against children by peers
Claudio Longobardi Matteo Angelo Fabris Laura Badenes-Ribera


The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, 2018) considers the need to make educational places safe and free from violence for all children a global emergency. According to the report, about a third of children and adolescents experienced victimization from their peers, with a higher prevalence in North African countries (42%) and sub-Saharan Africa (48%), followed by the Middle East (41%), while a lower prevalence was found in European countries (25%), the Caribbean (25%), and North (31.7%) and Central (22.8%) America (UNESCO, 2018).

We use ‘peer victimization,’ to mean the receipt of aggressive acts by peers. Peer ...

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