SOC 2130 Sociology of Family Violence
Sociological explanation of the nature and scope of family violence: child abuse, spousal abuse, elder abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and emotional abuse. Analysis of social and legal implications; intervention and prevention will be explored.
Prerequisites: SOC 1101
- Analyze the social characteristics, demographics trends, and social forces involved in predicting occurrences of family violence.
- Analyze the major forms of family violence: child abuse/neglect, spousal violence, elder abuse, and incest.
- Examine the social context within which family violence occurs.
- Evaluate the societal reaction to family violence over time.
- Assess the community resources available for the victims of family violence.
- Differentiate between theoretical perspectives which explain this form of behavior.
- Appraise case studies of family violence to rate constructive responses to this phenomenon.
Credit Hours: 3
- Classroom: 3 hours
- Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
- Department: Sociology
- Repeatable Credit: No
- Offered Online: No