• Fiction
      November 2011

      Code Blood

      by Kurt Kamm

      Colt Lewis, a rookie fire paramedic, is obsessed with finding the severed foot of his first victim after she dies in his arms. His search takes him into the connected lives of a graduate research student, with the rarest blood in the world and the vampire fetishist who is stalking her. Within the corridors of high-stakes medical research laboratories, the shadow world of body parts dealers, and the underground Goth clubs of Los Angeles, Lewis uncovers a tangled maze of needles, drugs and maniacal ritual, all of which lead to death. But whose death? An unusual and fast-paced LA Noir thriller.

    • Adventure
      September 2012

      ONE FOOT IN THE BLACK

      by Kurt Kamm

      One Foot in the Black tells the coming-of-age story of a young wildland firefighter. At eighteen, Greg Kowalski, leaves an abusive home in Michigan for California to become a helitack (helicopter attack) wildland firefighter. He finds a new family in fire crew but suffers the loss of his captain and mentor while fighting a major burn on a mountainside. In time, Greg comes to terms with the death of his captain but has greater difficulty overcoming his abusive father s influence on his life.

    • Social, group or collective psychology
      February 2013

      The Secret Keepers

      Narratives Exploring the Inter and Transgenerational Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Violence

      by Author(s): Susan Dale

      Keeping the stories relating to childhood sexual abuse and violence secret within families seems core to the traumatic effect such abuse has on the lives of not just the person who has been abused, but also on their children and even their children’s children. This book demonstrates the uses of narrative practices both as a means to explore, through a collaborative research process, the effect of this traumatic legacy within families, and also the use of narrative as a dynamic therapeutic process which finds creative ways for people to break through the silence and live beyond being defined by abuse and violence. The contributors to this volume range in age, background and experience, but are linked through the common theme of inter and transgenerational trauma.

    • Social discrimination
      August 2017

      Honour Killing in the Second Decade of the 21st Century

      by Author(s): Shahnaz Shoro

      Honour killing is considered the worst form of domestic violence against human beings, particularly against women. It is clear that societies across the world – through their laws and their courts – continue to countenance legal defences which overwhelmingly benefit males committing violence against females. Despite the statistics that honour killings are being reported from all over the world, the greatest number of shocking reports of honour killings come from Muslim countries. Unfortunately, Pakistan is among those countries where women are facing various forms of violence in the name of religion, customs and traditions, and cases of honour killing are regularly reported there. It is imperative to understand and see killings in the name of honour from the perspective of those who have been directly affected by the socio-religious cultural norms which condone them. The findings gathered here show that honour killing is not only family or community violence or a tradition to preserve honour, but that behind these killings ulterior purposes are being served and therefore the number of the killings is increasing every year in Pakistan. This book will allow the reader to understand precisely the menace of honour killing and to consider how it can be addressed to save innocent lives and to stop these severe violations of human rights.

    • Clinical psychology
      November 2010

      Interpersonal Trauma and its Consequences in Adulthood

      by Editor(s): Agnieszka Widera-Wysoczańska and Alicja Kuczyńska

      The source of interpersonal psychological trauma is a traumatic event that is repetitive, chronic and complex in nature, and is caused by the action of a closely related person, most frequently in a dysfunctional and pathological family. This book presents studies on the influence of various forms of abuse experienced in childhood on the personal functioning of that individual in adulthood, including various types of symptoms, problems, and personality and neurobiological disorders. It also contains psychotherapeutic issues connected with interpersonal trauma.

    • Clinical psychology
      November 2010

      Interpersonal Trauma and its Consequences in Adulthood

      by Editor(s): Agnieszka Widera-Wysoczańska and Alicja Kuczyńska

      The source of interpersonal psychological trauma is a traumatic event that is repetitive, chronic and complex in nature, and is caused by the action of a closely related person, most frequently in a dysfunctional and pathological family. This book presents studies on the influence of various forms of abuse experienced in childhood on the personal functioning of that individual in adulthood, including various types of symptoms, problems, and personality and neurobiological disorders. It also contains psychotherapeutic issues connected with interpersonal trauma.

    • Social, group or collective psychology
      February 2013

      The Secret Keepers

      Narratives Exploring the Inter and Transgenerational Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Violence

      by Author(s): Susan Dale

      Keeping the stories relating to childhood sexual abuse and violence secret within families seems core to the traumatic effect such abuse has on the lives of not just the person who has been abused, but also on their children and even their children’s children. This book demonstrates the uses of narrative practices both as a means to explore, through a collaborative research process, the effect of this traumatic legacy within families, and also the use of narrative as a dynamic therapeutic process which finds creative ways for people to break through the silence and live beyond being defined by abuse and violence. The contributors to this volume range in age, background and experience, but are linked through the common theme of inter and transgenerational trauma.

    • Social discrimination
      August 2017

      Honour Killing in the Second Decade of the 21st Century

      by Author(s): Shahnaz Shoro

      Honour killing is considered the worst form of domestic violence against human beings, particularly against women. It is clear that societies across the world – through their laws and their courts – continue to countenance legal defences which overwhelmingly benefit males committing violence against females. Despite the statistics that honour killings are being reported from all over the world, the greatest number of shocking reports of honour killings come from Muslim countries. Unfortunately, Pakistan is among those countries where women are facing various forms of violence in the name of religion, customs and traditions, and cases of honour killing are regularly reported there. It is imperative to understand and see killings in the name of honour from the perspective of those who have been directly affected by the socio-religious cultural norms which condone them. The findings gathered here show that honour killing is not only family or community violence or a tradition to preserve honour, but that behind these killings ulterior purposes are being served and therefore the number of the killings is increasing every year in Pakistan. This book will allow the reader to understand precisely the menace of honour killing and to consider how it can be addressed to save innocent lives and to stop these severe violations of human rights.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2019

      Marital violence in post-independence Ireland, 1922–96

      'A living tomb for women'

      by Cara Diver

      Marital violence in post-independence Ireland, 1922-96 represents the first comprehensive history of marital violence in modern Ireland, from the founding of the Irish Free State in 1922 to the passage of the Domestic Violence Act and the legalisation of divorce in 1996. Based upon extensive research of under-used court records, this groundbreaking study sheds light on the attitudes, practices, and laws surrounding marital violence in twentieth-century Ireland. While many men beat their wives with impunity throughout this period, victims of marital violence had little refuge for at least fifty years after independence. During a time when most abused wives remained locked in violent marriages, this book explores the ways in which men, women, and children responded to marital violence. It raises important questions about women's status within marriage and society, the nature of family life, and the changing ideals and lived realities of the modern marital experience in Ireland.

    • Domestic violence
      November 2002

      Children's Perspectives on Domestic Violence

      by Mullender, Audrey

      Drawing on the newest research designed to hear the voices of children and young people, this important book examines children's experiences and perspectives on living with domestic violence.

    • Domestic violence
      August 2002

      Evaluating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

      by Riger, Stephanie

      Evaluating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is the indispensable "How To" book on setting up a successful evaluation program. It is the first book to look at evaluation in the context of big picture issues such as the push for social change and shifts in public consciousness around violence against women and the broader issues of gender inequality In addition to being a key resource for both service providers and evaluators, Evaluating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault also serves the needs of funding agencies and policy makers, providing them with historical data and fact-by-fact research results that support informed decisions.

    • Domestic violence
      May 2000

      Masculinities, Violence and Culture

      by Hatty, Suzanne E.

      This book explores the relationship between masculinity and violence within the context of cultural change and escalating violence. This unique analysis links the growing sociological and psychological literature on masculinity with contemporary criminological research. The author focuses on: - A critical examination of the major biological, psychological, sociological, and anthropological models of masculinity and violence - Formulating an integrated theoretical approach to the relationship between violence and masculinity - Violence as a gendered activity - Representations of violence and masculinity in popular culture including cartoons, fiction, television and film. Masculine identity is not viewed as rigid, but as flexible and changeable. This position enables the author to take a completely fresh look at relations between power, privilege, and gender.

    • Domestic violence
      September 2000

      The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Mental Illness

      Effective Interventions for Mental Health Professionals

      by Everett, Barbara

      This informative book gives mental health professionals who are not child abuse specialists knowledge and skills that are especially relevant to their direct service role and practice context. It introduces to these practitioners a conceptual bridge between biomedical and psychosocial understandings of mental disorder, providing a multidimensional approach that allows professionals to think holistically and connect clients' abusive pasts with their present-day symptoms and behaviors. It includes reviews of the most up-to-date findings with direct practice guides in helping clients.

    • Domestic violence
      April 2000

      Locked in A Violent Embrace

      Understanding and Intervening in Domestic Violence

      by Eisikovits, Zvi C.

      Representing an entirely new approach to domestic violence interventions, this book is based on data accumulated by the authors over the past 12 years from a series of qualitative studies and clinical practice with battered women and their batterers.

    • Domestic violence
      June 1996

      International Perspectives on Child Abuse and Children's Testimony

      Psychological Research and Law

      by Bottoms, Bette L.

      Child witnesses pose unique challenges to the legal system, and courtrooms are daunting and alien to children. Timely and truly international in scope, this volume focuses on the techniques and procedures used to accommodate child witnesses in legal systems - and on research investigating the effectiveness and implications of those techniques - around the world: England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and India. Featuring the work of renowned scholars from the international psycholegal community, the volume not only provides support for all countries seeking to broaden their approach to child psychology and law, but also promotes justice in thos

    • Domestic violence
      May 1996

      Wife Rape

      Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers

      by Bergen, Raquel Kennedy

      With expertise and sensitivity, the author of this accessibly written volume addresses a real but long-neglected problem: the pain and humiliation of sexual assault suffered by many women at the hands of their partners. Extensive gathering of personal testimony from survivors, together with interviews with service providers, bears witness to a lack of validation and insufficient assistance currently available for such women. This volume gives hope to survivors and provides critical information for service providers to gain a better understanding of the seriousness of the problem.

    • Domestic violence
      April 1996

      Family Violence from a Communication Perspective

      by Cahn, Dudley Dean, Jr.

      Going beyond the traditional psychological and sociological approaches, this ground-breaking volume presents a new theoretical framework for understanding and resolving abusive family interactions: it takes a communication perspective to examine the interactional processes at the core of domestic abuse, aggression and violence. Covering spouse, child, elderly parent and courtship abuse, the contributors explore both commonalities and differences in emotional, psychological, verbal and sexual abuse. They illustrate how these different types of abuse stem from problematic communication patterns integral to the power imbalance inherent in abusive relationships. The contributors also suggest ways of modifying these patterns.

    • Domestic violence
      December 2002

      Understanding and Assessing Child Sexual Maltreatment

      by Faller, Kathleen Coulborn

      Understanding and Assessing Child Sexual Maltreatment, Second Edition updates its comprehensive coverage of child sexual abuse definitions and indicators, interview and questioning techniques, and diagnosis guidelines to include an insightful response to the building social backlash against the so-called "child abuse industry." Distinguished scholar and experienced practitioner Kathleen Coulborn Faller applies twenty-five years of clinical experience and state-of-the-art research to offer authoritative guidance to both novice and experience practitioners.

    • Domestic violence
      November 2002

      Child Custody and Domestic Violence

      A Call for Safety and Accountability

      by Jaffe, Peter G.

      Child Custody and Domestic Violence: A Call for Safety and Accountability focuses on the complexity of the challenges facing judges, lawyers, legislators, and mental health professionals in developing safe and effective strategies for resolving custody disputes. Jaffe, Lemon, and Poisson integrate the most recent clinical and legal issues in the field in considering the prevalence of divorce and domestic violence as well as the relevance of domestic violence in custody disputes. The authors outline the essential differences between custody disputes with and without allegations and findings of domestic violence, and the different analysis and distinct interventions by judges, policymakers, and mental health professionals necessary in domestic violence cases.

    • Domestic violence
      September 1998

      Children's Rights in the United States

      In Search of a National Policy

      by Walker, Nancy E.

      The authors of this volume provide discussion on vital issues related to the rights of children in the United States, including: the historical and contextual perspective on the rights of children; the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the differing views on children's rights and competencies; and the rights of children within the family, the social service system, the health care system, the educational system, the juvenile justice system and in employment.

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