Domestic battery

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Domestic abuse-also referred to as domestic violence and intimate partner violence-is a pattern o f behaviors used by one person to maintain power and control over another person in certain types of relationships. Relationships can be current or previous, familial or non-familial, including parent/child, spousal, intimate partner (dating), and having child(ren) in common-but not acquaintances or friendships. The theoretical explanations and treatment options vary greatly depending upon the type of domestic abuse. Therefore, this chapter will focus on a critical examination of intimate partner (spousal, ex-spousal, dating, and formerly dating) relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDifferent Crimes, Different Criminals
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding, Treating and Preventing Criminal Behavior
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781317522829
ISBN (Print)9781593453343
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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