Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family

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Abortion on demand, 235
Abuse-prone families, 5
Abusive violence, defined, 21-22
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The ( Twain), 106
Age, 129, 140-44, 150, 151

in child abuse age-related perceptions of, 57-59

of the child, 69-71, 72

of parents, 141, 217

homicide and, 142-43

in husband abuse, 141

in sibling abuse of the child, 80, 84-86, 246-47

of parents, 141

sex considerations, 88-89

in wife abuse, 141

Aggression, creative, 167-71, 173
Alcoholism, 44
Allen, C. M., 193, 206, 208, 253, 265
Amelioration, 222-37

child welfare services, 227-32

the courts, 232-34

day care, 226-27

family planning, 234-35

individual counseling, 235-37

marital counseling, 224, 235-37

the police, 232-34

shelters, 224-26

American Humane Association, 14
American Indians, see Race
American Psychological Association, 168
Arab culture, homicide due to dishonor, 78
Archer, D., 58, 245
Assassinations, 74
Assault, 16-17

extent of, 16-17

homicide compared to, 22

husband abuse, 17

by region, 127

rural areas, 132

sibling abuse compared to, 82, 117

statistics on, 49

urban areas, 132

wife abuse, 17

See also types of assault

Atwell, S. G., 272
Bach, G. R., 167, 236
Bakan, D., 7, 74
Bard, M., 233
" Battered Child Syndrome, The" ( Kempe), 9
Beating-up incidents

child abuse, 61, 63, 64, 67, 68, 70, 73, 75

statistics on, 61, 62, 68, 83

X-ray findings, 63

husband abuse, 4, 22, 35, 40-42, 44, 49, 245

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