Abstract

The chapter reviews the extensive literature on family violence, including both child and adult maltreatment. Areas reviewed include childhood physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; child neglect; children of violent marriages; adult heterosexual physical and sexual violence, and psychological aggression; physical and sexual violence in gay and lesbian relationships; elder abuse; and the cycle of family violence. The commonalities and complexities of family violence are analyzed, including violence across the life course, family processes of coercion and control, and understanding the ways in which gender, race, class, and sexual orientation intersect with violence in the family.

Keywords

Depression Transportation Dementia Income Stein 

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