A Framework for Understanding Women's Use of Nonlethal Violence in Intimate Heterosexual Relationships

@article{Dasgupta2002AFF,
  title={A Framework for Understanding Women's Use of Nonlethal Violence in Intimate Heterosexual Relationships},
  author={Shamita Das Dasgupta},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  year={2002},
  volume={8},
  pages={1364 - 1389}
}
  • S. Dasgupta
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Violence Against Women
This article reviews current research on domestic violence by women and attempts to answer two questions: (a) Are women who assault their heterosexual partners different from male batterers? If so, (b) how are they different from male batterers? Pertinent studies have been categorized as research promoting gender symmetry of intimate abuse, research claiming women's violence toward abusive male partners as self-defense and/or retaliatory action, and research focusing on multiple corollaries of… Expand
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