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Domestic Violence
Examining the Facts
by Wendy C. Regoeczi
March 2024, 224pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, ABC-CLIO

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7821-3
$65, £49, 57€, A88
Available for purchase 30 days prior to publication.
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-7822-0
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According to the Centers for Disease Control’s 2015 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, one in three women in the United States has experienced sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

A comprehensive one-stop resource for learning more about domestic violence and its awful impact on partners, spouses, parents, children, families, and communities. In addition to examining drivers of domestic violence like misogynistic media, it also details anti-violence programs and solutions.

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

  • 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
Wendy C. Regoeczi is associate professor and director of the Criminology Research Center at Cleveland State University. Her research and teaching interests include criminology, evaluation research, interpersonal violence, homicide, domestic violence, sexual assault, and quantitative methods. She was the editor of Homicide Studies from 2011 to 2014, is a frequent lecturer at the FBI Academy, and has been published in a wide assortment of journals and magazines concerned with homicide, domestic violence, and other forms of violence against women; societal contributors to crime; and the criminal justice system. She is also heavily involved with local groups devoted to preventing domestic violence.

Contemporary Debates



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. The purpose of the series is to give readers a clear and unbiased understanding of current 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 political and cultural discourse. Ultimately, this series gives readers the tools for a fuller understanding of controversial issues, policies, and laws that occupy center stage in American life and politics.
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