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 Stepsiblings

Violence against Stepsiblings

Violence against stepsiblings
Donald E. Greydanus Christine Tran Vu Julianna Lautenschleger


Abuse and violence involving infants, children, and adolescents is found in all cultures from the beginning of time; such abuse can involve neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional (psychological) abuse, and medical neglect (Greydanus et al., 2017; Palusci et al., 2017). A wide group of perpetrators can be involved and the victims can be the siblings in a family. This discussion reflects on abuse involving stepsiblings but also considers half-siblings, adoptive siblings, and foster siblings. The consequences for these victims can be severe and last a lifetime. Prevention of such abuse is important as is the management of victims as ...

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