Response Based Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Violence

  • Margareta Hydén
  • David Gadd
  • Allan Wade

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction to Response Based Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Violence

    1. Margareta Hydén, David Gadd, Allan Wade
      Pages 1-16
  3. Understanding Interpersonal Violence from Response Based Perspectives

  4. Professional Responses

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-234

About this book


Interpersonal violence has been the focus of research within the social sciences for some considerable time. Yet inquiries about the causes of interpersonal violence and the effects on the victims have dominated the field of research and clinical practice. Central to the contributions in this volume is the idea that interpersonal violence is a social action embedded in responses from various actors. These include actions, words and behaviour from friends and family, ordinary citizens, social workers and criminal justice professionals. These responses, as the contributors to this volume all show, make a difference in terms of how violence is understood, resisted and come to terms with in its immediate aftermath and over the longer term. 

Bringing together an international network of scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines and fields of practice, this book maps and expands research on interpersonal violence. In doing so, it opens an important new terrain on which social responses to violence can be fully interrogated in terms of their intentions, meanings and outcomes. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Margareta Hydén
    • 1
  • David Gadd
    • 2
  • Allan Wade
    • 3
  1. 1.Linköping UniversitySweden
  2. 2.University of ManchesterUK
  3. 3.Centre for Response-Based PracticeCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57122-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40954-6
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