The Routledge International Handbook of Domestic Violence and Abuse

John Devaney* (Editor), Caroline Bradbury-Jones (Editor), Rebecca J. Macy (Editor), Carolina Øverlien (Editor), Stephanie Holt (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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This book makes an important contribution to the international understanding of domestic violence and shares the latest knowledge of what causes and sustains domestic violence between intimate partners, as well as the effectiveness of responses in working with adult and child victims, and those who act abusively towards their partners. 

Drawing upon a wide range of contemporary research from across the globe, it recognises that domestic violence is both universal, but also shaped by local cultures and contexts. Divided into seven parts: 


Theoretical perspectives on domestic violence and abuse. 

Domestic violence and abuse across the life-course. 

Manifestations of domestic violence and abuse. 

Responding to domestic violence and abuse. 

Researching domestic violence and abuse. 

Concluding thoughts. 

It will be of interest to all academics and students working in social work, allied health, sociology, criminology and gender studies as well as policy professionals looking for new approaches to the subject.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages834
ISBN (Electronic)9781000358421, 9780429331053
ISBN (Print)9780367334857
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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