Meyer, Stephen,

Child abuse and domestic violence / Stephen Meyer. - 1 online resource (viii, 196 pages) : illustrations. - Information Plus reference series Gale virtual reference library . - Information Plus reference series. .

"ISSN 1935-1216." "Formerly published by Information Plus, Wylie, Texas."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

chapter 1. Defining child abuse and domestic violence -- chapter 2. Detecting, measuring, and preventing child abuse -- chapter 3. Causes and effects of child abuse -- chapter 4. Child sexual abuse -- chapter 5. Child abuse and the law -- chapter 6. The prevalence of domestic violence -- chapter 7. Causes, effects, and prevention of domestic violence -- chapter 8. Rape and stalking -- chapter 9. Domestic violence, law enforcement, and court responses to domestic violence.

Provides information on the prevalence, causes, and devastating consequences of this type of violence. Also covers the challenges that domestic violence and child abuse pose to the legal system.

9781573026260 (electronic book)

Child abuse--United States.
Family violence--United States.
Child abuse--Statistics.
Family violence--Statistics.
Child abuse--Prevention.
Family violence--Prevention.
Child sexual abuse.
Child abuse--Law and legislation.
Family violence--Law and legislation.

HV6626.52 / .M49 2015