Domestic violence in heterosexual relationships: Myths, facts and future

dc.contributor.advisorGilbert, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorOtto, Anabell A.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAlarid, Leanne
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVentura Miller, Holly
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dc.description.abstractDomestic violence has been described as a violent cycle that often escalates over time and in some cases, results in death. It has been explained as the effect of learned behavior, the result of psychological effects and excused under the loss of control theory. While the Power and Control Wheel is the current theory of choice, it does not fully explain the logic behind domestic violence. In this thesis I will explore the research, evidence and theory of domestic violence. The intent is to describe the nature and extent of domestic violence, discern the strongest theoretical explanations and identify social and policy changes likely to reduce the prevalence of this type of abuse.
dc.description.departmentCriminal Justice
dc.format.extent96 pages
dc.subjectDomestic Abuse
dc.subjectDomestic Violence
dc.subjectFamily Violence
dc.subjectIntimate Partner Violence
dc.subjectSpousal Abuse
dc.subject.classificationPublic policy
dc.subject.classificationIndividual & family studies
dc.titleDomestic violence in heterosexual relationships: Myths, facts and future
dcterms.accessRightspq_closed Justice of Texas at San Antonio of Science


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