This book is a compilation of essays examining family violence, its causes, and possible solutions for dealing with the problem.
This book, the 11th volume in the Crime and Justice series published by the University of Chicago, is a compilation of essays examining the problem of family violence, its causes, and possible solutions for dealing with family violence. The book contains 12 essays that present information on current research on the legal, social, and criminological issues surrounding family violence. The topics of the 12 essays are: Family Violence in Perspective; The Explanation of Family Violence: The Role of Biological, Behavioral, and Cultural Selection; Family Violence Research Methodology and Design; Violence in Marriage; The Incidence and Prevalence of Child Maltreatment; Intrafamily Violence, Crime, and Violence Outside the Family; Cessation of Family Violence: Deterrence and Dissuasion; Criminal Justice Procedures in Family Violence Crimes; Treatment Programs for Family Violence; and Toward a Jurisprudence of Family Violence. Author and subject index