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.

Killing of Siblings in Humans

Killing of Siblings in Humans

Killing of siblings in humans
Hans Hämäläinen Antti O. Tanskanen Mirkka Danielsbacka


Sibling relationships are the social ties with the longest duration across the human life span (Cicirelli, 1995). Although sibling relationships are often close and include altruistic social ties, they are also typically complicated relationships that include rivalry and a range of conflicts, making this family tie inherently ambivalent. Sibling conflicts range from minor disputes to aggressive interaction and even siblicide, which can be defined as the most extreme form of sibling conflict (Michalski et al., 2007). Although siblicides are a relatively rare phenomenon in humans they are often present in folklore. For instance, in the mythology of ancient ...

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