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.

International and Cross-Cultural Research on Violence against Parents

International and Cross-Cultural Research on Violence against Parents

International and cross-cultural research on violence against parents
Amanda Holt

Parent abuse, child-to-parent violence (CPV), and filial violence are all terms used in the international research literature to refer to violence against parents, with parricide the most frequently used term to identify those cases of violence that result in death. Non-fatal violence against parents is broadly defined as ‘a pattern of behaviour that uses verbal, financial, physical or emotional means to practise power and exert control over a parent’ (Holt, 2013: 1) and behaviors reported in the research include verbal abuse (e.g., insulting, screaming at, and threatening the parent), economic abuse (e.g., stealing money and making financial demands, smashing windows), physical abuse (e.g., ...

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