Aggressive acts and assaults in intimate relationships: towards an understanding of the literature.

@article{GoodyearSmith1999AggressiveAA,
  title={Aggressive acts and assaults in intimate relationships: towards an understanding of the literature.},
  author={Felicity Goodyear-Smith and Tannis M. Laidlaw},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={285-304}
}
Far more people in relationships are subjected to violent acts than those who receive injuries. The degree of damage sustained may not reflect the perpetrator's intent to deliberately harm a partner. Data documenting aggressive acts determines the population at risk and their prevention and early treatment requirements; whereas data focusing on harm and injury helps determine emergency medical and refuge services. Data from national crime surveys, police records, or clinical populations should… CONTINUE READING
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