List of Abbreviations Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Chapter 1 History and Definitions of Intimate Violence and Maltreatment Introduction Estimating the Scope of the Problem Intimate Violence and Maltreatment as a Social Construction The Discovery of Childhood and the Recognition of Child Abuse The Women's Rights Movement, the Rise of Feminism, and the Recognition of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Other Sometimes Forgotten Victims Defining Intimate Violence and Maltreatment Social Policy: Prevention and Intervention Chapter Summary Recommended Resources Chapter 2 Methods and Perspectives in VMIR An Explanatory Context Measurement Issues: The Funnel Metaphor Important Data Sets and Self-Report Survey Instruments Methodological Issues: Conducting Better Research Chapter Summary Recommended Resources Chapter 3 Child Physical Abuse Case History: Kevin Fell Off His Razor Scope of the Problem Risk Factors Associated With Child Physical Abuse Consequences Associated With Child Physical Abuse Intervention and Prevention of Child Physical Abuse Chapter Summary Recommended Resources Chapter 4 Child Sexual Abuse Case History: Sashim's Secret Scope of the Problem Risk Factors Associated With Child Sexual Abuse Consequences Associated With Child Sexual Abuse Intervention and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Chapter Summary Recommended Resources Chapter 5 Child Neglect Case History: Will and Mark: "Where Are the Parents?" Scope of the Problem Risk Factors Associated With Child Neglect Consequences Associated With Child Neglect Intervention and Prevention of Child Neglect Chapter Summary Recommended Resources Chapter 6 Child Psychological Maltreatment Case History: Tough Love or Child Psychological Maltreatment? Scope of the Problem Risk Factors Associated With Child Psychological Maltreatment Consequences Associated With Child Psychological Maltreatment Intervention and Prevention of Child Psychological Maltreatment Chapter Summary Recommended Resources Chapter 7 Abuse in Adolescent and Emerging Adult Relationships: Peer Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking Case History: Troy "Likes" Tonya Peer Sexual Harassment Rape and Sexual Assault Teen Dating Violence and Stalking Chapter Summary Recommended Resources Chapter 8 Intimate Partner Abuse in Adult Relationships: Focusing on Victims Case History: Shelby and Marcus: A Deadly Outcome Scope of the Problem Risk Factors Associated With IPV Victimization Consequences of IPV for Victims Interventions and Prevention of IPV Focusing on Victims Chapter Summary Recommended Resources Chapter 9 Intimate Partner Abuse in Adult Relationships: Focusing on Perpetrators Case History: Maria and Victor: "I Am Not a Batterer!" Scope of the Problem Risk Factors Associated With IPV Perpetration Intervention and Prevention of IPV Perpetration Chapter Summary Recommended Resources Chapter 10 Intimate Abuse of People With Disabilities and the Elderly Intimate Abuse of People With Disabilities Case History: Julie's Dilemma Intimate Abuse of the Elderly Case History: Marjorie Becomes a Parent Again at Age 68 Chapter Summary Recommended Resources Chapter 11 Societal Responses to VMIR: Some Concluding Thoughts VMIR Rates Are Declining! What Do We Value? What Can We Do? Chapter Summary Glossary References Index
Robin D. Perrin is currently Professor of Sociology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. His research interests and publications are in the areas of interpersonal violence, deviance theory, the social construction of social problems, and the sociology of religion. He is the coauthor of three books: Social Deviance: Being, Behaving, and Branding (with D. Ward & T. Carter, 1991), Child Maltreatment: An Introduction (with C. Miller-Perrin, Sage, 1999; 2007), and Family Violence Across the Lifespan (with O. Barnett & C. Miller-Perrin, Sage, 1997, 2005; 2011). He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles on a variety of topics related to religion, deviance, and interpersonal violence. He is the recipient of the 2004 Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. He received his doctorate in sociology from Washington State University in 1989. Following his doctoral studies he was Assistant Professor of Sociology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. Claire M. Renzetti, PhD, is the Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Kentucky. She is editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal, Violence Against Women; co-editor with Jeffrey Edleson of the Interpersonal Violence book series for Oxford University Press; and editor of the Gender and Justice book series for University of California Press. She has authored or edited 25 books as well as numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals. Much of her research has focused on the violent victimization experiences of socially and economically marginalized women. Her current research includes studies examining the relationship between religiosity and intimate partner violence perpetration, an evaluation of a horticultural therapy program at a shelter for battered women, and a study of potential jurors' prototypes of sex trafficking victims and perpetrators. She has held elected and appointed leadership positions in national and regional professional organizations, and has been honored with awards for her work to improve the quality of life and the health and safety of women.