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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 Violence Perpetrated by Men against Women in Intimate Relationships
Sexual violence perpetrated by men against women in intimate relationships
Meredith Bagwell-Gray
Overview: What is IPSV?

A common misconception in popular culture is that when an act of sexual violence occurs, the perpetrator is most often a stranger. This misconception is portrayed in mainstream media, such as in movies and television shows. It is propagated through news coverage of sexual crimes committed by strangers, which sensationalizes and emphasizes this type of violence. The belief that most sex crimes are perpetrated by strangers is further conveyed in the strategies commonly provided to women to protect themselves in self-defense: avoid walking alone in the dark; park by streetlamps in a parking lot; go to parties ...

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