Current controversies within intimate partner violence: overlooking bidirectional violence

Bates, Elizabeth ORCID logo ORCID: (2016) Current controversies within intimate partner violence: overlooking bidirectional violence. Journal of Family Violence, 31 (8). pp. 937-940.

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There is a wealth of research that details the bidirectional nature of the majority of intimate partner violence (IPV; Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Misra, Selwyn & Rohling, 2012). However, there is a tendency for interventions to treat perpetrators and victims unilaterally from a gendered standpoint. The current paper discusses the evidence to date that illustrates the extent of the problem including frequency within several samples, and the severity of outcomes. It further argues that the only way to develop effective interventions is to acknowledge that many perpetrators may also be victims, and the need to understand the context in which the violence occurs.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Family Violence
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 1573-2851
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Elizabeth Bates
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2016 17:45
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 16:17


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