Back to skip links

Purchase eTextbooks at the new VitalSource web site. Product options and pricing may differ. Shop Now

Additional product details

ISBN-10 0133010678ISBN-13 9780133010671
ISBN-10 0133008606ISBN-13 9780133008609
Author(s): Denise Kindschi Gosselin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 384

For courses in Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Victimology.

The authoritative introduction to family violence issues.

Heavy Hands, Fifth Edition, provides an authentic introduction to the crimes of family violence, covering offenders and offenses, impact on victims, and responses of the criminal justice system. This established text is essential reading for those considering careers in criminal justice, victim advocacy, social work, and counseling. Gosselin draws on extensive field experience and uses real-life examples to provide sharp insight into how and why abuse occurs and its effects on abuse survivors. The text’s accessible language and effective learning tools keep students engaged and motivated, while its practical, real-world focus helps students connect text material to the world around them.