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Death by domestic violence; preventing the murders and murder-suicides.


Death by domestic violence; preventing the murders and murder-suicides.

Van Wormer, Katherine S and Albert R. Roberts.



192 pages



Social and psychological issues: challenges and solutions.


Van Wormer (social work, U. of Northern Iowa) and the late Roberts (formerly, social work and criminal justice, Rutgers U.) review the research on domestic violence and its prevention in the United States for a general audience. They review psycho-social and biological explanations for the occurrence of domestic violence, examine and critique the legislative measures intended to prevent domestic violence, and provide their own recommendations. Within the discussion they present a harm reduction framework for violence prevention and safety, explore restorative justice strategies, introduce a teen dating abuse assessment measure, explore the integration of substance abuse interventions and domestic violence service programs, and present their own data on domestic homicide and battered women.

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Date:Feb 1, 2009
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