Michael P. Johnson's A Typology of Domestic Violence: Intimate Terrorism, Violent PDF

By Michael P. Johnson

ISBN-10: 155553693X

ISBN-13: 9781555536930

ISBN-10: 1555536948

ISBN-13: 9781555536947

household violence, a significant and far-reaching social challenge, has generated key debates between researchers. the 1st debate is ready gender and family violence. a few students argue that household violence is essentially male-perpetrated, others that girls are as violent as males in intimate relationships. Johnson's reaction to this debate-and the imperative subject matter of this book-is that there's multiple kind of intimate companion violence. a few stories tackle the kind of violence that's perpetrated basically by way of males, whereas others have become on the type of violence that girls areinvolved in to boot. simply because there was no theoretical framework delineating different types of household violence, researchers have simply misinterpret one another's studies.

The moment significant debate consists of what percentage girls are abused every year by way of their companions. Estimates variety from to 6 million. Johnson's reaction once more comes from this book's significant topic. If there's multiple kind of intimate companion violence, then the numbers depend upon what kind you are speaking about.

Johnson argues that family violence isn't a unitary phenomenon. as an alternative, he delineates 3 significant, dramatically various, varieties of associate violence: intimate terrorism, violent resistance, and situational couple violence. He roots the conceptual differences one of the varieties of violence in an research of the function of energy and regulate in dating violence and exhibits that the failure to make those easy differences between different types of accomplice violence has produced a learn literature that's affected by either overgeneralizations and ostensibly contradictory findings. This quantity starts the paintings of theorizing kinds of family violence, an important first step to a greater figuring out of those phenomena between students, social scientists, coverage makers, and repair providers.

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