Controversies Involving Gender and Intimate Partner Violence in the United States

Controversies Involving Gender and Intimate Partner Violence in the United States This paper summarizes five challenging ongoing controversies involving gender and U. S. intimate partner violence (IPV) (i.e., gender symmetry of perpetration; utility of typologies; understanding bi-directionally violent couples; violence motivations and self-defense, and treatment effectiveness). Reviewed evidence support three central theses that: 1) there are subtypes of IPV; 2) women are as involved as men with some but not all subtypes of IPV, and 3) recognition of these gender-related challenges will improve policy, treatment, and working models of IPV. Within this paper, a dyadic culture-family-attachment-skill deficit model of IPV is conceptualized and three types of bi-directionally violent couples are named and described (dyadic dominance, dyadic dysregulation, and dyadic couple violence). Practice and policy implications of these advances are articulated. Sex Roles Springer Journals

Controversies Involving Gender and Intimate Partner Violence in the United States

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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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