• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Nurture Versus Biosocial Debate in Criminology: On the Origins of Criminal Behavior and Criminality takes a contemporary approach to address the sociological and the biological positions of human behavior by allowing preeminent scholars in criminology to speak to the effects of each on a range of topics. The text aims to facilitate an open and honest debate between the more traditional criminologists who focus primarily on environmental factors and contemporary biosocial criminologists who examine the interplay between biology/genetics and environmental factors.

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 ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles