Preventing Partner Violence: Research and Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies

Pages: 300
Item #: 4317182
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0434-2
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Copyright: 2009
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In the past 30 years, the study of intimate partner violence (IPV) has advanced considerably. Previously, IPV was conceptualized narrowly as male physical violence against women due to a need for dominance. Now, experts realize that a variety of factors are associated with IPV and that IPV takes many forms—from verbal abuse or slapping to highly violent physical abuse or rape. In addition, research shows that women are often the perpetrators of IPV. As a result, IPV interventions have shifted over time from gender-focused interventions to gender-neutral interventions, with an emphasis on empirical evidence.

Preventing Partner Violence presents a comprehensive overview of the most up-to-date research on IPV. Leading experts in the field cover a large range of topics, including theory, risk factors, health effects, surveillance, prevention, and intervention. The editors emphasize understanding the development of IPV perpetration by itself and in the context of other risk factors. Above all, they demonstrate the complexity of IPV and the importance of taking an empirical approach to prevention and treatment.

This cutting-edge book should be read by every IPV researcher and intervention provider. In addition, readers from the related fields of social work, criminal justice, victims' rights, public health, nursing, medicine, and public policy will benefit from this outstanding collection.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
    Daniel J. Whitaker and John R. Lutzker

I. Foundations

  1. Definitions, Surveillance Systems, and the Prevalence and Incidence of Intimate Partner Violence in the United States
    Sherry Lipsky and Raul Caetano

  2. Theoretical Approaches to the Etiology of Partner Violence
    Erica M. Woodin and K. Daniel O'Leary

  3. Risk Factors Associated With Intimate Partner Violence
    Sandra M. Stith and Catherine L. McMonigle

  4. The Association Between Partner Violence and Child Maltreatment: A Common Conceptual Framework
    Deborah M. Capaldi, Hyoun K. Kim, and Katherine C. Pears

  5. Health Effects of Partner Violence: Aiming Toward Prevention
    Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Marguerite L. Baty, Kathryn Laughon, and Anne Woods

II. Prevention and Intervention

  1. Primary Prevention of Adolescent Dating Abuse Perpetration: When to Begin, Whom to Target, and How to Do It
    Vangie A. Foshee and Heathe Luz McNaughton Reyes

  2. Advancing Interventions for Perpetrators of Physical Partner Violence: Batterer Intervention Programs and Beyond
    Daniel J. Whitaker and Phyllis Holditch Niolon

  3. Expanding Our Vision: Using a Human Rights Framework to Strengthen Our Service Response to Female Victims of Male Intimate Partner Violence
    Nancy Glass, Chiquita Rollins, and Tina Bloom

  4. Criminal Justice Responses to Partner Violence: History, Evaluation, and Lessons Learned
    N. Zoe Hilton and Grant T. Harris

  5. Gender Symmetry in Partner Violence: Evidence and Implications for Prevention and Treatment
    Murray A. Straus

III. Conclusion

  1. Future Directions in Preventing Partner Violence
    Daniel J. Whitaker and John R. Lutzker


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Daniel J. Whitaker, PhD, received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Georgia in 1996. He worked as a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1997 to 2007. In June 2002, he became a team leader in the CDC's Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch, where he led a team of researchers who conducted prevention research in the areas on child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. He became the director of the National SafeCare Training and Research Center in January 2008 and a professor of public health at Georgia State University in August 2008.

Dr. Whitaker has published more than 50 articles and book chapters, including articles in the American Journal of Public Health, Child Maltreatment, and Aggression and Violent Behavior. He has served as the CDC advisor to the American Medical Association's National Advisory Committee on Violence and Abuse and on the advisory boards for Healthy Families Georgia and the National Family Preservation Network.

John R. Lutzker, PhD, is the director of the Center for Healthy Development in the College of Health and Human Science and a visiting professor of public health in the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University. Previously, he was executive director of the Marcus Institute, and before that he was appointed as distinguished consultant and chief for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

He has published over 125 professional articles and chapters and has presented over 350 professional papers. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association's (APA's) Divisions 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), 25 (Behavior Analysis), 33 (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Division 37® (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice), and 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) and a clinical fellow of the Behavior Therapy and Research Society.

Dr. Lutzker is currently associate editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, and he is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, the Journal of Family Violence, Child & Family Behavior Therapy, and Behavioral Interventions.

He is the author of five other books, including Reducing Child Maltreatment: A Guidebook for Parent Services (2002, with Kathryn M. Bigelow), and editor of the Handbook of Child Abuse Research and Treatment (1998) and Preventing Violence: Research and Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies (2006, APA).

He is a recent recipient of the James M. Gaudin Outstanding Research Award from the Georgia Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Kansas.

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