Power and Control Dynamics in Prestalking and Stalking Situations

@article{Brewster2004PowerAC,
  title={Power and Control Dynamics in Prestalking and Stalking Situations},
  author={Mary P. Brewster},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={207-217}
}
  • M. Brewster
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Family Violence
Power and control have often been addressed in the domestic violence literature (e.g. [Babcock, J. C., Waltz, J., Jacobson, N. S., & Gottman, J. M. (1993). Cassidy, M. A. (1995). Ehrensaft, M. K., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Heyman, R. E., O'Leary, K. D., & Lawrence, E. (1999). Gondolf, E. W. (1995). Tang, C. S. (1999). Umberson, D. Anderson, K. Glick, J., & Shapiro, A. (1998). This exploratory study adds to the extant literature by examining the role of power and control in stalking situations… 

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