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Controversies in Conceptualization
Controversies in conceptualization

This book is about controversies, and many disagreements about specific issues have the common beginning of failure to agree on conceptual frameworks. Conceptual frameworks answer the question: What type of problem are we dealing with? Is violence a problem of individual people? Is it rather created by characteristics of the social order? If so, which characteristics of the social order are most important? Conceptualizing violence as a particular type of problem explicitly answers questions about the problem's cause, and this, in turn, implicitly answers questions about what should be done to eliminate violence.

Here we offer the three most common general frameworks for conceptualizing family violence. Donald Dutton and Mark Bodnarchuk introduce a psychological perspective, Kersti Yllö argues for a feminist ...

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