Previous Chapter Chapter 15: When Violence Is the Norm: Sociological Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence Next Chapter

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

When Violence Is the Norm: Sociological Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence
When violence is the norm: Sociological perspectives on intimate partner violence
Tasha A.MenakerSam Houston State University
Cortney A.FranklinSam Houston State University

Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects thousands of lives every year (Catalano, 2012). It wasn't until the mid-1970s, primarily through efforts from women's advocates working in conjunction with momentum spurred by the women's liberation movement, that attention was directed toward understanding the causes of this pervasive violence, and subsequent legislation and policy was focused on targeting perpetrators of woman battering (Lutze & Symons, 2003). Traditionally, scholars have tended to gravitate toward sociological explanations of intimate partner offending behaviors, naming poor parenting practices, including family-of-origin violence and corporal punishment, as causes, since these often violent or vicariously violent ...

Looks like you are not subscribed to have access to full content on this book.

Please login or subscribe to get access.

If your Institution does not have a subscription and you cannot access the full text of content on the site, find out how your Institution can subscribe.

Back to Top