Domestic Violence Research

  title={Domestic Violence Research},
  author={Carla Smith Stover},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={448 - 454}
  • C. Stover
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Domestic violence has been an intense area of study in recent decades. Early studies helped with the understanding of the nature of perpetration, the cycle of violence, and the effect of family violence on children. More recently, studies have focused on beginning to evaluate domestic violence interventions and their effects on recidivism. This article acknowledges the importance of what we have learned about the prevalence and impact of domestic violence and explores the need for more focused… 
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