Posted: April 27th, 2021
Sibling abuse has only recently started receiving scholarly attention, though it is the most common type of family violence (Wallace & Roberson, 2017). Abuse and aggression by children towards caregivers is less common, but still prevalent in that 51% of juveniles adjudicated for domestic assault have victimized a parent or caregiver (Hong, Kral, Espelage, & Allen-Meares, 2012). Parricide, caregiver homicide committed by adolescent or adult children, is the least frequent of all, with adult children making up the clear majority of these perpetrators (Malmquist, 2010).
Forensic psychology professionals in numerous roles are often faced with investigating family violence, conducting risk assessments, and making recommendations to the court for service delivery plans for perpetrators and victims. In this Assignment, you analyze knowledge about the features of family members who are typically involved as perpetrators, victims, or both in each type of family violence covered this week. You also analyze similarities and differences in these features. You then propose a plan to gather additional knowledge about one of the three types of family violence.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Read the Learning Resources about sibling abuse, caregiver abuse, and parricide. Identify re-occurring themes across these types of family violence and ways in which they differ. Identify the type of family violence among these three that most interests you and outline a plan to gather more information that you believe would assist a forensic psychology professional in recognizing and intervening in this form of family violence.
The Assignment: 4 page
Based on scholarly references:
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