Factors Influencing Attitudes to Violence Against Women

  title={Factors Influencing Attitudes to Violence Against Women},
  author={M. Flood and B. Pease},
  journal={Trauma, Violence, \& Abuse},
  pages={125 - 142}
Attitudes toward men's violence against women shape both the perpetration of violence against women and responses to this violence by the victim and others around her. For these reasons, attitudes are the target of violence-prevention campaigns. To improve understanding of the determinants of violence against women and to aid the development of violence-prevention efforts, this article reviews the factors that shape attitudes toward violence against women. It offers a framework with which to… Expand
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