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Gelles, Richard J.

Works: 101 works in 472 publications in 4 languages and 15,386 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ809.3.U5, 362.82
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard J Gelles
Behind closed doors : violence in the American family by Murray A Straus( Book )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews and research describing the physical domestic violence to children and spouses in American families
Intimate violence in families by Richard J Gelles( Book )

49 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered include child abuse, spouse abuse, sibling violence, parent abuse, elder abuse, prevention and treatment
Family violence by Richard J Gelles( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current controversies on family violence( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of family violence is surrounded by multiple controversies. Experts in this field do not agree about what should be studied and condemned (Is spanking violence? Is women's violence toward men a major social problem? If it is, how should it be measured? What, specifically, should be condemned as date rape?) Experts also disagree about the causes of violence (Individual pathology? The structure of gender or families?), as well as about what should be done to eliminate it (Do child sexual abuse education programs or family preservation programs work?). Now in its Second Edition, Current Controversies on Family Violence contains thoughtful--often heated--discussions that highlight the most current controversies, research, and policy directions in the family violence issue. This volume includes chapters by academic and public policy researchers, therapists, lawyers, victim advocates and educators. Some of the controversies in the first edition have been deleted while new ones have been added. Chapters in this Second Edition also are shorter and more accessible to readers who are not already experts in family violence
Intimate violence by Richard J Gelles( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third lie : why government programs don't work-- and a blueprint for change by Richard J Gelles( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I am from the government and I am here to help you" is one of the three biggest lies, or so the old joke goes. Richard J. Gelles, dean of social policy at University of Pennsylvania, explains why government programs designed to cure social ills don't work in sector after sector ... and never could work. He demonstrates how each creates its own bureaucracy to monitor participation in the program, an entrenched administrative apparatus whose needs supersede those for whom the program was designed. Against this, he contrasts universal programs such as the GI Bill, Social Security, and Medicare, the
The violent home : a study of physical aggression between husbands and wives by Richard J Gelles( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical violence in American families : risk factors and adaptations to violence in 8,145 families by Murray A Straus( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The book of David : how preserving families can cost children's lives by Richard J Gelles( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard J. Gelles was once one of the most widely published and vocal defenders of family preservation - keeping troubled families together - as a primary goal of social policy. But everything changed when he ran into the tragic case of David Edwards, an infant who was murdered by his mother after falling through the chasms in the child welfare system. Using David's story as a starting point, Gelles eloquently argues that these children must be taken out of harm's way. Gelles also offers several suggestions for rehabilitating the system, including changing its first priority of family preservation to one of child safety, eliminating mandatory reporting of abuse, focusing the system on the more dangerous and harmful cases of maltreatment, developing better and more accurate means of assessing risk, giving better training to caseworkers, and separating the investigation of abuse from case management
Child abuse and neglect : biosocial dimensions by Jane Beckman Lancaster( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Child Abuse and Neglect is the third volume sponsored by the Social Science Research Council. The goals of these volumes include the development of a biosocial perspective and its application to the interface between biological and social phenomena in order to advance the understanding of human behavior.Child Abuse and Neglect applies the biosocial perspective to child maltreatment and maladaptation in parent-child relations. The biosocial perspective is particularly appropriate for investigating parent behavior since the family is the universal social institution in which children are born and reared, in which cultural traditions and values are transmitted, and in which individuals fulfill their biological potential for reproduction, growth, and development. The volume examines biological substrates and social and environmental contexts as determinants of parent behavior. By identifying areas in which contemporary human parent behaviors conform with and depart from evolutionary and historical patterns and assessing the overall costs and benefits, it permits their objective assessment in terms of modern circumstances. In analyzing evolutionary and historical variations in parent behavior and assessing their costs and benefits, the book makes possible an objective assessment of contemporary variations. Its analysis of the occurrence of child abuse in past history and in other cultures and species advances our ability to predict the probability of child abuse and neglect in various social and ecological contexts."--Provided by publisher
International perspectives on family violence( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reviews a sampling of the literature on child abuse, spouse abuse, and family violence from around the world. The 72 books, journal articles, newspaper articles, and legislative reports which are included cover the period 1960-1981. a section on where family violence research has been conducted includes studies on child abuse and neglect from Great Britain, Africa, and western European countries; in the area of spouse abuse, studies cited are from Great Britain and Canada. A table is included which indicates publications on family violence according to type of violence. A section on the definitions of family violence includes materials from Great Britain, European countries, Scandinavia, Australia, Third World nations, Japan, and India. The methods which family violence researchers use are detailed, indicating that survey research and quasi-experimental designs are the most common form for child abuse research; survey research is the most common method for spouse abuse research. Theories which underlie family violence research are discussed including the social/structural models which are used in foreign countries more than in the United States. A section devoted to what we know about family violence in other countries covers the existence and extent of the problem and the factors associated with family violence. (Ag)
Contemporary families : a sociological view by Richard J Gelles( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology : an introduction by Michael S Bassis( Book )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The violent home by Richard J Gelles( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of harm's way : creating an effective child welfare system by Richard J Gelles( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite many well-intentioned efforts to create, revise, reform, and establish an effective child welfare system in the United States, the system continues to fail to ensure the safety and well-being of maltreated children. Out of Harm's Way explores the following four critical aspects of the system and presents a specific change in each that would lead to lasting improvements. - Deciding who is the client. Child welfare systems attempt to balance the needs of the child and those of the parents, often failing both. Clearly answering this question is the most important, yet unaddressed, issue facing the child welfare system. - Decisions. The key task for a caseworker is not to provide services but to make decisions regarding child abuse and neglect, case goals, and placement; however, practitioners have only the crudest tools at their disposal when making what are literally life and death decisions. - The Perverse Incentive. Billions of dollars are spent each year to place and maintain children in out-of-home care. Foster care is meant to be short-term, yet the existing federal funding serves as a perverse incentive to keep children in out-of-home placements. - Aging out. More than 20,000 youth age out of the foster care system each year, and yet what the system calls "emancipation" could more accurately be viewed as child neglect. After having spent months, years, or longer moving from placement to placement, aging-out youth are suddenly thrust into homelessness, unemployment, welfare, and oppressive disadvantage. The chapters in this book offer a blueprint for reform that eschews the tired cycle of a tragedy followed by outrage and calls for more money, staff, training, and lawsuits that provide, at best, fleeting relief as a new complacency slowly sets in until the cycle repeats. If we want, instead, to try something else, the changes that Gelles outlines in this book are affordable, scalable, and proven."--
Physical violence in American families, 1976 by Murray A Straus( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this study, a nationwide sample of 960 males and 1,183 females were interviewed to examine methods of conflict resolution within the family. Information was gathered regarding the following areas: resolution of conflicts between spouses and between parents and children, including detailed information on the development of conflicts resulting in violence, resolution of conflicts in the respondent's childhood family, family power structure, marital closeness and stability, personality, and stress factors
Physical Violence in American Families, 1985 by Richard J Gelles( )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data were collected in this follow-up survey to compare estimates of the incidence of intrafamily physical violence with estimates obtained in an earlier survey, PHYSICAL VIOLENCE IN AMERICAN FAMILIES, 1976 (ICPSR 7733). The main component of this survey design was a national cross-sectional survey of adults in the United States who either (1) were currently married or living together, (2) were single parents with children under 18 in the household, or (3) had been married or had lived with a partner of the opposite sex within the past two years. Approximately two-thirds of American households met one of these three requirements at the time of the survey. Another objective of the survey was to generate comparisons of the incidence of intrafamily physical violence by race and ethnicity. Variables in this data collection include number of couples, single parents, and children in the household, respondent's race, ethnicity, sex, age, and marital status, number of persons in the household previously married, years lived in the community, and employment/occupation information ... Cf.:
Vision 2010 : families & violence, abuse, & neglect( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jia ting bao li by Richard J Gelles( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in Chinese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociología : con aplicaciones en países de habla hispana by Richard J Gelles( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La perspectiva sociológica - Ciencia y teoría en sociología - Dinámica del comportamiento social : Cultura - Socialización en el curso de la vida - Estructura social - Interacción social y grupos sociales - Desviación y control social - Desigualdad social : Estratificación social - Estratificación racial y étnica - Estratificación por género - Instituciones sociales : La familia - Educación - Religión - Política - La economía y el trabajo - Cambio en el esquema social : Población, ecología global y urbanización - Comportamiento colectivo y movimientos sociales
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Physical violence in American families : risk factors and adaptations to violence in 8,145 families
Intimate violence in familiesFamily violenceCurrent controversies on family violencePhysical violence in American families : risk factors and adaptations to violence in 8,145 familiesThe book of David : how preserving families can cost children's livesChild abuse and neglect : biosocial dimensionsContemporary families : a sociological viewSociology : an introductionThe violent home
Alternative Names
Gelles, Richard.

Gelles, Richard J.

Gelles, Richard James

Richard Gelles

Richard Gelles sociologo e scrittore statunitense

Richard James Gelles Amerikaans socioloog

English (321)

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