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.
Chapter 61: Family Violence and Abuse against Non-Parental Caregivers: An Australian Perspective
Family Violence and Abuse against Non-Parental Caregivers: An Australian Perspective
Family Violence in Australia
There has been significant discourse around the use of language in the context of domestic and family violence and inconsistencies in language present in policy, legislation, practice, and research. This has resulted in the lack of agreement on a definitive and overarching description of domestic and family violence (Tinning, 2010; Boxall et al., 2015). The Australian Government has adopted the United Nations (1993: 3) definition which states that violence against women is gender-based and results in or is likely to result in physical or psychological harm.
However, this ...