Promoting inclusivity in intimate partner abuse research: exploring gender and age

Carthy, Nikki ORCID logo ORCID: , Bates, Elizabeth ORCID logo ORCID: and Policek, Nicoletta ORCID logo ORCID: (2019) Promoting inclusivity in intimate partner abuse research: exploring gender and age. Partner Abuse, 10 (3). pp. 359-372.

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Scholarship of intimate partner abuse is heavily dominated by a gendered paradigm that has strongly impacted on the development and delivery of services and treatment programmes; however it is not inclusive to all victim and perpetrator groups. The gendered viewpoint of the male abuser and female victim is critiqued by identifying gender differences in intimate partner abuse research, and the impact this has on male victims. A further critique challenges the dominant research trend that has favoured working with younger victims and perpetrators, with an analysis of the impact and issues for older adults and their help-seeking. Implications for practice are discussed. The lack of support services for male victims and older adults is identified, as well as the focus of treatment practice on the male abuser. Finally, an argument to support more vulnerable groups such as older men who are absent within intimate partner abuse literature and service development is presented.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Partner Abuse
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1946-6579
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Elizabeth Bates
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 08:39
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 09:18


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