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The Ultimate Betrayal

A Renewed Look at Intimate Partner Violence

Tricia B. Bent-Goodley

ISBN: 978-0-87101-418-4. 2011. Item #4184. 224 pages.

Paperback $35.99
  • In the United States, a woman is physically abused by her intimate partner every nine seconds.
  • One-third of women in the global community have experienced sexual, physical, or emotional abuse by an intimate partner.
  • On average, more than three women a day are murdered by an intimate partner.

The statistics are staggering.

Intimate partner violence, also called domestic violence, is a complex problem that has devastating effects on every socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic group. In this groundbreaking resource, Tricia B. Bent-Goodley explores the cultural, historical, psychological, social, familial, and legal issues surrounding intimate partner violence. Listed at the end of each chapter are additional resources that readers can use to further their understanding, self-exploration, and knowledge.