Rethinking Domestic Violence: The Social Work and Probation Response

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Contents
Preface ix
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction 1
1 The terms of the debate3
The record of social work6
Terminology8
Other forms of abuse in intimate relationships11
Conclusions17
2 What do we know about domestic violence?19
What is domestic abuse?19
Where does abuse take place?26
When did abuse start?29
How widespread is domestic abuse?30
Why does it happen? The myths (and facts) of causation36
Theories about men37
Theories about women45
Conclusion63
3 Social work as part of the problem65
The research evidence66
The way forward81
4 Developing good practice in social services departments82
Best practice83
Duty work92
Child protection and child welfare95
Conclusion106
5 Responses to domestic abuse in health and adult care settings107
Primary health care settings110
Mental health116
Hospital settings124

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