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Domestic Abuse

Use this guide to find information resources about domestic abuse including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 23/01/2024

Key Resources

Department of Health (2017) Domestic abuse: a resource for health professionals, London: DH.
Home Office and Ministry of Justice (2020) Domestic Abuse Bill. London: DH and MoJ.
Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2020) Anonymous registration on the electoral register in the UK. London: RCN.
RCN: Domestic abuse general resources and support

Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2020) Guidance for nurses and midwives to support those affected by domestic abuse. London: RCN.
Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2023) RCN position statement on domestic abuse. London: RCN.
World Health Organization (2021) Violence against women. Geneva: WHO.


Book cover Bates E A and Taylor J C (2019) Intimate partner violence: new perspectives in research and practice. Milton: Taylor and Francis.
Book Cover Bewley S, Welch J (2014) ABC of domestic and sexual violence
Book Cover Bradbury-Jones C and Isham L (2021) Understanding gender-based violence: an essential textbook for nurses, healthcare professionals and social workers. Cham: Springer.
Book Cover Collis S (2015) Hearing young people talk about witnessing domestic violence: exploring feelings, coping strategies and pathways to recovery, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Book Cover Holt S et al (2017) Responding to domestic violence: emerging challenges for policy, practice and research in Europe, London: Jessica Kingsley.
Book Cover Howard L M, Feder G and Agnew-Davies R (2019) Domestic violence and mental health. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Book Cover Malley KB, Warren JC and Barefoot KN (2017) LGBT health: meeting the needs of gender and sexual minorities, New York: Springer.
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Book Cover Messinger A M and Guadalupe-Diaz X L (2020) Transgender intimate partner violence: a comprehensive introduction. New York: New York University Press.
Book Cover Russell B (2020) Intimate partner violence and the LGBT+ community: understanding power dynamics. Cham: Springer.
Book Cover Sammut SC, Vetere A, Abela A and Cooper J (2017) Intervening after violence: therapy for couples and families, Cham: Springer.
Book Cover Shackelford T K, (2020) The SAGE handbook of domestic violence. London: SAGE.
Book Cover Wendt S and Zannettino L (2014) Domestic violence in diverse contexts: a re-examination of gender, London: Routledge

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Journal Cover Journals of interest for domestic violence. Use these links to see details of availability.

Page last updated - 23/01/2024