Exerting power or striking back: a gendered comparison of motivations for domestic violence perpetration.

@article{Kernsmith2005ExertingPO,
  title={Exerting power or striking back: a gendered comparison of motivations for domestic violence perpetration.},
  author={Poco D. Kernsmith},
  journal={Violence and victims},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={173-85}
}
This study compares the motivations for using violence and the context in which violence occurs among male and female domestic violence perpetrators. One hundred twenty-five participants in batterer intervention counseling in Los Angeles County, California, were surveyed. The sample was approximately half male and half female. Males and females were found to differ in their motivations for using violence in relationships. Females reported using violence in response to prior abuse, citing… CONTINUE READING