POLICE Department

Family Violence Unit - Links and Suggested Readings

Website Links

Domestic Violence Handbook

Family Violence Prevention Fund

Houston Area Women's Center

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

National Coalition on Domestic Violence

Texas Council on Family Violence

Violence Against Women Act


Suggested Readings

Bancroft, Lundy. Why Does He Do That? : Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 2002.


de Becker, Gavin. The Gift of Fear; Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence, Little Brown and Company, 1997.


Berry, Dawn Bradley. Domestic Violence Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know, RGA Publishing Group, Inc., 1995.


Evans, Patricia. Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You, Avon, MA, Adams Media Corp., 2001.


Ferrato, Donna. Living With the Enemy, Aperture Publishing Co., 1991.


Gondolf, Edward. Batterer Intervention Systems: Issues, Outcomes, and Recommendations, Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications, 2002.


Jones, Ann. Next Time She’ll be Dead; Battering & How to Stop It, Beacon Press, 1994.


Levy, Barrie. In Love and Danger: A Teen’s Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships, Seattle: The Seal Press, 1992.


Russell, Diana E. Rape in Marriage, New York: MacMillan, 1982.


Snow, Robert L. Family Abuse: Tough Solutions to Stop the Violence, Plenum Press, 1997.


Snow, Robert L. Stopping a Stalker: A Cop’s Guide to Making the System Work for You, Plenum Press, 1998.,


Walker, Lenore. The Battered Woman, Harper and Row, New York, 1997.


Wilson, K.J., Ed.D. A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Ending Domestic Abuse, Hunter House Publishers, 1997.