Each title in the Contemporary Debates series examines the veracity of controversial claims or beliefs surrounding a major political/cultural issue in the United States. Each book gives readers a clear and unbiased understanding of current high-interest issues by informing them about falsehoods, half-truths, and misconceptions—and confirming the factual validity of other assertions—that have gained traction in America’s cultural and political discourse.
This latest addition to the series is a probing examination of the extent to which domestic violence permeates American society, the socioeconomic and psychological drivers of that violence, and efforts to reform legal and law enforcement systems to make their policies and practices more sensitive to spouses, children, parents, siblings, and others who have been abused. It asks and answers questions related to root causes of domestic violence, risk factors, legal options and sources of help for those who have been abused, and abuse prevention programs.
- Features an accessible and sensibly organized question-and-answer format
- Uses quantifiable data from authoritative sources as the foundation for examining every issue
- Provides readers with listings of relevant sources to conduct further research
- Provides valuable insights and information on support systems available to victims of domestic violence