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Battle Cries on the Home Front

Violence in the Military Family

Battle Cries on the Home Front by Judtith D. Mercier
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This collection of social science research on domestic violence in the military is unique, as it is the first compilation of research on domestic violence as it affects the military population. The studies contained herein use contemporary qualitative and quantitative research and focus on the occurrence, prevalence, or risk factors for domestic violence found in four military branches - Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy. It is divided into three sections, with Section One dealing with issues related to wife battering in the military. Section Two includes readings pertaining to child abuse in the military. Section Three addresses prevention and treatment issues regarding domestic violence in the military. The studies presented will enhance both professionals' and students' understanding of the issues and dynamics particular to domestic violence in military families and offer them the most current literature for future research in this area. It will be of interest to researchers, students, and professionals in the fields of social work, health, family counseling, criminal justice, sociology, human services, and psychology.
Charles C Thomas; January 2000
239 pages; ISBN 9780398083212
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Title: Battle Cries on the Home Front
Author: Judtith D. Mercier