Learning Objectives

  • Review the various issues around family violence and its psychological consequences.
  • Describe intimate partner violence.
  • Describe forensic assessment of violence in the family and between intimate partners, including assessment instruments used.
  • Review research on child abuse and its psychological consequences.
  • Emphasize the strengths and limitations of human memory in reporting victimization and crime.
  • Examine child abduction and its psychological effects.
  • Introduce elder abuse and neglect, and review its devastating effects.