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Domestic Violence
Methodologies in Dialogue
Chitra Raghavan, ed.; Shuki J. Cohen, ed.



Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law

Northeastern University Press
2013 • 280 pp. 8 figs., 25 tables 6 x 9"
Criminology / Domestic Violence

$35.00 Paperback, 978-1-55553-830-9
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-55553-829-3

$34.99 Ebook, 978-1-55553-831-6

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(Cloth edition is un-jacketed.
Cover illustration is for paperback edition only)



“A valuable and compelling teaching tool that will give readers much to consider regarding how we know what we know about domestic violence and, by extension, the social sciences more generally.” —Lisa Goodman, PhD, Boston College

Introduces students, mental health professionals, and lawyers to the different research methodologies used in contemporary research of domestic/intimate partner violence

This volume introduces and critiques the various methodologies employed in current research on domestic violence. By discussing different methodologies side by side as they are applied to the same aspect of domestic violence, and by examining diverse populations (including international samples and sexual minorities), the editors provide insight into the political, sociological, and psychological tensions that influence our understanding of domestic violence. In an integrative pedagogical style, they demonstrate how methods, results, and interpretative frames inform current debates in this field, and how such debates further affect researchers’ agendas and preferences. Finally, building on these insights, the book provides readers with a broad and balanced approach to selecting the most appropriate methodology for their inquiries, given the wide range of advantages and shortcomings.

Developed for classroom use at both introductory and more advanced levels, each chapter is preceded by learning objectives and followed by critical-thinking questions. Each topic concludes with a commentary by the editors that evaluates methodologies by establishing dialogues between them.

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CHITRA RAGHAVAN is professor of psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. SHUKI J. COHEN is assistant professor of psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.






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