Domestic Violence Update: The Emerging Issue for the 21st Century


Author: Bernice Roberts Kennedy, PhD
Publisher: BRK Global Healthcare Consulting Firm, LLC
Year Published: 2013 (Revised 2015; Revised 2020)
Format: Paper Prefect Bound  Book
Pages: 164
Size: 6X9 or 8.5X11 Remove the Size 6X9
Language: English
SBN-10: 0-9897244-9-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-9897244-9-4



Initially, domestic violence focused more on battered women’s syndrome in the United States This initial definition has been expanded to include all forms of abuse perpetrated against a person of either gender in a relationship, including dating. Today, domestic violence is known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence (IPV). IVP is broadly defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. This book is designed for health professionals, counselors, and criminal justice staff in addressing current issues of domestic violence. A diversity of issues is discussed related to domestic violence such as sociodemographic factors, theoretical perspectives, ethnic groups, legal Issues and domestic violence, health problems, workplace issues, and global domestic violence. The author explores different views of theoretical frameworks for conceptualizing domestic violence.


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