Handbook of Family Violence

  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
  • Randall L. Morrison
  • Alan S. Bellack
  • Michel Hersen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vincent B. Van Hasselt, Randall L. Morrison, Alan S. Bellack, Michel Hersen
      Pages 3-8
  3. Theoretical Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. K. Daniel O’Leary
      Pages 31-55
    3. Carl A. Bersani, Huey-Tsyh Chen
      Pages 57-86
  4. Forms of Family Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Gayla Margolin, Linda Gorin Sibner, Lisa Gleberman
      Pages 89-117
    3. Raymond H. Starr Jr.
      Pages 119-155
    4. David A. Wolfe, Vicky V. Wolfe, Connie L. Best
      Pages 157-185
    5. Judith V. Becker, Emily M. Coleman
      Pages 187-205
    6. Mildred Daley Pagelow
      Pages 207-232
    7. Suzanne K. Steinmetz, Joseph S. Lucca
      Pages 233-246
    8. Karl Pillemer, J. Jill Suitor
      Pages 247-270
    9. Angela Browne
      Pages 271-289
  5. Special Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Evan Stark, Anne Flitcraft
      Pages 293-317
    3. Andrea J. Sedlak
      Pages 319-358
    4. Frank A. Elliott
      Pages 359-382
    5. Kenneth E. Leonard, Theodore Jacob
      Pages 383-406
    6. Patricia L. Micklow
      Pages 407-433
    7. David Levinson
      Pages 435-455
    8. Robert Geffner, Alan Rosenbaum, Honore Hughes
      Pages 457-481
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 483-500

About this book


In the last decade there has been heightened clinical and investigative activity in the area of family violence. This, of course, is partly attributable to recent surveys showing a high incidence of family violence in the United States. For example, there are indications that nearly 30% of married women in this country are victims of physical abuse by spouses at some point in their marriage. Further, FBI statistics show that approximately 13% of all homicides are husband-wife killings. Moreover, it has been projected that such figures are likely to increase over the next several years. Consistent with these trends, funding of family violence research by both federal and private agencies has increased. Indeed, federal agencies, such as the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, have provided considerable support for work in this area. In addition, family violence, particu­ larly wifebattering, child abuse, and sexual abuse of children has been the focus of media attention at the national level, and has generated intensive interest in both lay and profes­ sional publications. Moreover, there have been several recent governmental hearings and investigations regarding the prevalence of these problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
    • 1
  • Randall L. Morrison
    • 2
  • Alan S. Bellack
    • 2
  • Michel Hersen
    • 3
  1. 1.University of California Irvine Medical CenterOrangeUSA
  2. 2.Medical College of Pennsylvania at the EPPIPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicPittsburghUSA

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