Domestic Violence ” Annotated Bibliography”

Here are books cited that talk about domestic violence and about their authors. Copyright of this annotated Bibliography by me.

Annotated Bibliography on “Domestic Violence”

Englander K., Elizabeth. Understanding Violence. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006. Print.

Elizabeth K. Englander received her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology and is currently a Professor of Psychology at Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts). She is the author of three editions of Understanding Violence and dozens of other articles and book chapters. Englander is also a guest Editor for the special edition of Cyberbullying of the Journal of Social Sciences. She is the Founder and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (at Bridgewater State University) and a speaker on topics such as Bullying, Cyberbullying, Aggression and Violence; Social Success; and Success Online. She has spoken at hundreds of schools, colleges and conferences. She was awarded an All- University Predoctoral Merit Fellowship at the University of Southern California, where she completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1989. “In this third edition of Understanding Violence, author Elizabeth Kandel Englander draws on contemporary research and theory in varied fields to present a uniquely balanced, integrated, and readable summary of what we currently know about the causes and effects of violence, particularly its effect on children. The goal of this textbook is to give a critical review of the most relevant and important areas of research on street and family violence, examining why it is that people become violent. Between 1994 and 2004 the United States benefited from a dramatic decline in rates of violent crime. However, as the economy has weakened in recent years and tougher times have returned, the crime rate has shown signs of a modest increase. Understanding Violence comes at this important juncture. The text is arranged into two sections, one of which focuses on broader issues, and another centering on specific types of abuse. “She provides great references to interest related books. Her book is scholarly and even though I expected it to have a lot of challenging vocabularies in it, the book is easy to follow for most parts.


McCue, Margi Laird. Domestic Violence: Contemporary World Issues.   Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2008. Print.

“Margi Laird McCue received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in English education and is completing work for her master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Portland State University. Margi Laird McCue has been working with women, children, and families in various capacities since 1972. McCue currently teaches classes on oppression as well as Interpersonal Violence in the Women’s Studies Department at Portland State. She developed a Women’s Studies Domestic and Sexual Violence Certificate program there.” She published two books, a first and second edition of her book Domestic Violence, and she developed “No Punching Judy,” a video-based, K–5 domestic violence prevention program.  In her book Domestic Violence she provides straightforward and objective coverage of the theme that considers all aspects of the issue through a careful combination of facts, statistics, case studies, and victims’ stories.   Domestic Violence: A Reference Handbook is the revised edition of the book I authored in 1995. Since the first edition, there has been an explosion of information because of increased research about domestic violence and the enormous amount of information available on the Internet. This book is intended to provide comprehensive and up to date information about domestic violence: what it is theories about its causes, the extent of the problem, who is affected, how people are affected, available services, and some possible solutions. Throughout the book the term “domestic violence” is used somewhat interchangeably with the term “intimate partner violence.” Although I prefer the more inclusive and definitive term of intimate partner violence, I include both in my definition. “She examines the causes and historical roots of domestic violence, providing the facts and analyses to foster a better understanding. The work analyzes the complex dynamics of domestic violence from three perspectives—legal, social, and psychological. This reference is an important source of information for those touched by domestic violence and for those seeking to understand it. Not only does she provide references in her book, she even includes biographical sketches, facts, data, documents and a directory of organizations. The book is easy to read and especially recommended for” high school to college-level collections strong in social issues discussions.”


McKie, Linda. Families, Violence and Social Change. Maidenhead, England: Open University Press, 2005. Print.

“Linda McKie is a research Professor in Sociology in Glasgow at the Caledonian University. She graduated with Ph.D. from the University of Durham in 1989. Before joining Glasgow Caledonian University in 1999 as Professor of Sociology, she worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Department of General Practice and Primary Care. McKie completed two periods of employment in the Civil Service; as a Senior Executive Office in the Inland Revenue and Head of Intelligence at the Equal Opportunities Commission. She was elected for the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in 2004 and qualified as a Certified Member of the Institute of Fundraising in 2009. She currently is a scientific lead for the Marie Curie project.” McKie wrote three books including Understanding Families: A Global Introduction and Families, Violence and Social Change and edited many other books. In her book Families, Violence and Social Change she” tackles assumptions surrounding the family as a changing institution and supposed haven from the public sphere of life. It considers families and social change in terms of concepts of power, inequality, gender, generations, sexuality and ethnicity. Some commentators suggest the family is threatened by increasing economic and social uncertainties and an enhanced focus upon the individual. This book provides a resume of these debates, as well as a critical review of the theories of family and social change.” McKie provides a short bibliography, as well as a great author index. Linda McKie’s writing is easy to understand and to follow. She uses vocabulary, which is easy to follow for beginning students and people interested in the topic.


Herzberger, Sharon D. Violence Within the Family: Social Psychological Perspectives. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996. Print.

“Sharon D. Herzberger holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois. She began her academic career teaching psychology at Northwestern University before moving to Trinity College in 1980. By the time she left to join Whittier, she had served as department chair, special assistant to the president for affirmative action, associate vice president for the college’s campaign, vice president for student services, and vice president for institutional planning and administration. She founded the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) and served as chair. Herzberger has authored numerous articles and co-authored two books in the field of social psychology” including Affirmative Action: The Pros and Cons of Policy and Practice and Violence within the Family. “Violence Within the Family connects the study of child, partner, sibling, and elderly abuse to the varied disciplinary perspectives of social psychology, drawing on research on aggression, attitude formation and change, self-perception, social cognition, gender roles, and group dynamics. The book covers the biological and social causes of aggression, the consequences of violence towards an intimate family member, and prevention and treatment strategies. Answering widespread interest in this compelling topic, the book is challenging to read but it “will appeal to laypeople and professionals in criminal justice, family systems, public policy, psychology, and sociology. It will also serve as a valuable text for advanced courses or as a supplementary text for introductory courses.”


~ by Colorful Soul on 03/20/2012.

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