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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.

Non-Lethal Physical Abuse of Siblings
Non-lethal physical abuse of siblings
Inês Carvalho Relva Madalena Alarcão Natalie Harrison Otília Monteiro Fernandes

The sibling relationship is the most enduring relationship among humans, more enduring than the parent-to-child relationship, and even if ‘there may be a dissolution of an active sibling relationship under certain circumstances, there is no dissolution of the sibling status’ (Cicirelli, 1995: 2). Today, families live in unsettled times, with changes in family structure and the ways in which family members relate to each other (Carter and McGoldrick, 2001). Divorce rates have increased, the number of traditional families is proportionately fewer, and the proportionate number of single parents is higher (Rosa, ...

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