Theories of Intimate Partner Violence

Read the Library articles:  Primary: Houston, C. (2014). How feminist theory became (criminal) law: Tracing the path to mandatory criminal intervention in domestic violence cases. Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, 21(2), 217–272. In ProQuest Gulina, M. A., Tikhomandritskaya, O. A., & Burelomova, A. S. (2018). Intimate partner violence: An overview of the existing theories, conceptual frameworks, and definitions. Psychology in Russia, 11(3), 128–144. Middleton, W., Sachs, A., & Dorahy, M. J. (2017). The abused and the abuser: Victim–perpetrator dynamics. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 18(3), 249. Supplemental: Bensimon, M., Jaishankar, K., & Ronel, N. (2008). Trends and issues in victimology. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from Fisher, B. S., & Lab, S. P. (2010). Encyclopedia of victimology and crime prevention. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. Retrieved from In ProQuest Htun, M., & Weldon, S. L. (2012). The civic origins of progressive policy change: Combating violence against women in global perspective, 1975-2005. American Political Science Review, 106(3), 548–569. Answer the following Question after reading the article  In your second primary reading, “Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of the Existing Theories, Conceptual Frameworks, and Definitions” (Gulina, Tikhomandritskaya, & Burelomova, 2018), the authors argue their research cannot narrow the reasons for domestic violence to only one theory. Part of the reason for that is the difficulty in defining “violence.” In your Discussion Board post, (a) explain your understanding of self-directed violence, interpersonal violence, and collective violence and (b) explain which of the three contribute more to domestic violence in the United States and why.

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