The field of Domestic Violence research has expanded considerably in the past decade and now includes work conducted by researchers in many different disciplines, notably political science, public health, law, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, family studies, and medicine. The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field, organized by relationship type. The handbook addresses the three major areas of research on domestic violence: (1) Violence against partners; (2) Violence against children; and (3) Violence against other family members. This Handbook is a unique and timely publication and a long awaited, valuable resource for the vast amount of Domestic Violence research centres and individual researchers across the globe. Part 1: Men's Violence Against Women; Part 2: Women's Violence Against Men; Part 3: Violence Against Partners in Homosexual Relationships; Part 4: Mothers' Violence Against Children; Part 5: Father's Violence Against Children; Part 6: Other Circumstances of Neglect, Abuse, and Violence Against Children; Part 7: Violence Against Siblings; Part 8: Violence Against Parents; and Part 9: Violence Against Other Family Members.

Women's Sexual Violence of Male Intimate Partners1

Women's Sexual Violence of Male Intimate Partners1

Women's sexual violence of male intimate partners
Joana Carvalho Nélio Brazão


Sexual violence has been defined as any kind of sexual activity that is committed against someone who is unwilling or unable to consent (Basile et al., 2014). Distinct strategies may be used to commit sexual violence of a non-consenting partner, including hands-on (e.g., physical force) and hands-off (e.g., verbal pressure, blackmailing) strategies (Carvalho and Sá, 2017). Considering the strong variety of sexual offending strategies, empirical research incorporates different terminologies that fall under the heading of sexual violence (e.g., sexual abuse, sexual coercion). In this chapter, the label sexual violence will be used throughout the text, excepting when quoting specific studies. In ...

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