Intimate Personal Violence in Canada, 1st edition

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The only Canadian text in its field, Intimate Personal Violence in Canada provides a clear breakdown and meaningful overview of interpersonal violence. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the text begins with an overview of the history of violence in Canada, followed by theoretical explanations of interpersonal violence. The core content includes chapters on violence against children, violence against women, family violence, and violence in same-sex relationships. 

    The discussion of each form of violence is framed by coverage on the history of domestic violence in Canada, relevant statistics, theories of violence, Canadian laws, and services for victims. Canadian case stories and personal accounts from those impacted ensure that this is a text you not only will enjoy reading, but will provide you with the practical knowledge you need in your future careers.

Table of contents


Foreword by Michael J. Holosko, Pauline M. Berger Professor of Family and Child Welfare, University of Georgia


  1. History of Violence in Canada
  2. Theoretical Explanations of Interpersonal Violence
  3. Violence Against Children
  4. Violence Against Women
  5. Family Violence
  6. Violence in Same-Sex Relationships
  7. Laws
  8. Services for Victims

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Published by Pearson Canada (October 7th 2012) - Copyright © 2013