- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Publish date: 01/01/1997
- ISBN: 9780306455605
- ISBN10: 0306455609
"No one can ignore the problem as Snow describes it". -- David A. Ford, Chairperson, Department of Sociology, Indiana University
Captain Snow gives us a startling look at the violence, tears, and terror that shatter homes and lives across America, and tells us how we can stop the horrible crimes of family abuse. Walking us through the course of a regular night shift, we witness, first-hand, tragic and vividly-real scenes of abuse that are becoming all too commonplace. Abusers, we discover, come from every walk of life, and no one is untouched by the powerful consequences of violence, neglect, emotional and sexual abuse in this country. Snow goes on to reveal the tactics of violence and terror these abusers all wield -- whether against a child, wife, or elderly parent.
Snow provides a refreshingly practical perspective: tough solutions to conquer this growing crime. He also gives invaluable advice to victims and their loved ones on how they can now use the police and legal system to their best advantage in fighting against abuse. This book captures the horrifying reality of family abuse so that we can see it, face it, and defeat it together.