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Gelles, Richard J.

Overview
Works: 94 works in 444 publications in 2 languages and 15,093 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ809.3.U5, 362.82
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard J Gelles
Behind closed doors : violence in the American family by Murray A Straus( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate violence by Richard J Gelles( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current controversies on family violence( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,323 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
Physical violence in American families : risk factors and adaptations to violence in 8,145 families by Murray A Straus( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 739 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( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International perspectives on family violence( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 557 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 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology : an introduction by Michael S Bassis( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 121 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
Out of harm's way : creating an effective child welfare system by Richard J Gelles( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 107 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."--
Social problems by Michael S Bassis( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical Violence in American Families, 1976 by Murray A Straus( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 47 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
Vision 2010 : families & violence, abuse, & neglect( Book )

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

Physical Violence in American Families, 1985 by Richard J Gelles( )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 41 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.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09211
Sociología : con aplicaciones en países de habla hispana by Richard J Gelles( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 29 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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The book of David : how preserving families can cost children's lives
Alternative Names
Gelles, Richard.

Gelles, Richard J.

Gelles, Richard James

Richard Gelles

Richard Gelles sociologo e scrittore statunitense

Richard James Gelles Amerikaans socioloog

Languages
English (210)

Spanish (10)

Covers
Family 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 introduction