Domestic Violence: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Perspectives


Mitchell Ortiz (Editor)

Series: Family Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: FAM001030

The concept of domestic violence refers to acts of violence and abuse of one family member over another. Family violence is an issue of major concern for psychologists and families, community and social decision-makers. It is a dramatic phenomenon, which generates pain, trauma, physical and psychological scars. This book provides an overview of the prevalence, risk factors and several perspectives of domestic violence. Chapter One is about attachment as a vulnerability factor of victimization in the context of intimate partner violence. Chapter Two analyzes animal cruelty and intimate partner violence. Chapter Three focuses on violence against women and child maltreatment. Chapter Four emphasizes the victimization experience (direct and indirect) of children in the family context. Chapter Five presents data of the Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence Scale (CEDVS) applied in Brazil. Chapter Six discusses the phenomenon of domestic violence between same-sex intimate partners. Chapter Seven studies domestic violence arising from a concept of honor and referred to as honor based violence. Chapter Eight presents current literature on the effectiveness of domestic violence interventions targeting adult perpetrators and adult and child victims. Chapter Nine provides the latest results of the research on facilitating successful treatment processes in perpetrator programs. Chapter Ten examines the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act 2010 in Bangladesh. Chapter Eleven aims to determine whether there is an association between domestic violence and suicide risk in female victims of domestic violence attending the Multidisciplinary Center for Comprehensive Care of Violence. The last chapter sets out to show that gender based violence is no longer restricted to “women by men.” (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Attachment and Intimate Partner Violence
Ana Sani, Ana Isabel Lopes and Cristina Soeiro (Fernando Pessoa University, Oporto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 2. Animal Cruelty and Intimate Partner Violence
Dawna Komorosky (California State University, East Bay, CA, USA)

Chapter 3. A Multidimensional Perspective on Domestic Violence: Violence against Women and Child Maltreatment
Florinda Golu (University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)

Chapter 4. Child Exposure to Domestic Violence: The Risk of Drug Abuse and Dating Violence
Ana Sani, Laura M. Nunes and Sónia Caridade (Fernando Pessoa University, Oporto, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence Scale in Brazil
Antonio Augusto Pinto Junior, Leila Salomão de La Plata Cury Tardivo and Malka David Alhanat (Federal Fluminense University’s Institute of Human and Social Sciences – Volta Redonda/RJ, University of São Paulo’s Institute of Psychology, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Domestic Violence in Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Couples
Ana Sani, Hugo Domingues and Cristina Soeiro (Fernando Pessoa University, Oporto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 7. Perspectives on Honor and Crimes Against Women in the Name of Honor
Janki Shankar, Rajvir Gill and Zetilda Ellis (RSW University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, and others)

Chapter 8. A Review of Clinically Relevant Interventions for Perpetrators and Survivors of Domestic Violence
Shannon Hackett, Paula T. McWhirter and Elizabeth Terrazas-Carrillo (University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA, and others)

Chapter 9. Research on Facilitating Successful Treatment Processes in Perpetrator Programs
Helena Päivinen, Berta Vall and Juha Holma (University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland)

Chapter 10. Implementation Assessment of the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act 2010: Evidences from two Bangladeshi Districts
Anisur Rahman Khan (Assistant Professor, Department of Social Relations, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Chapter 11. Sociodemographic Characteristics in Women who Suffer Domestic Violence in Mexico
Jose Maria De la Roca-Chiapas, José Eduardo Huerta Lepez, Karla Karina Gaviña Aguilar, Victor Ramos Frausto (Psychology Department, Health Sciences’ Division, Guanajuato University. León, Gto. Mexico, and others)

Chapter 12. Men Battering in Kenya: A Theo-Philosophical Enquiry
Julius Gathogo (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Kenyatta University, Kenya)

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