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.

Sexual Abuse of Parents

Sexual Abuse of Parents

Sexual abuse of parents
Dr Hannah Bows Professor Simon Hackett


It is widely accepted that sexual abuse and sexual violence are significant global problems affecting millions of people annually, in particular women and children. Globally, it is estimated that at least one in three women experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime (World Health Organization [WHO], 2013) and in the UK the figure is one in five (Office for National Statistics [ONS], 2018). The ONS analysis, consistent with broader research in this area, reveals that adult men are also victims of sexual violence, although they are victimized at lower levels than women. Regardless of victim gender, males are responsible ...

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