Research on Domestic Violence in the 1990s: Making Distinctions

  title={Research on Domestic Violence in the 1990s: Making Distinctions},
  author={Michael P. Johnson and Kathleen J. Ferraro},
  journal={Journal of Marriage and Family},
This review of the family literature on domestic violence suggests that two broad themes of the 1990s provide the most promising directions for the future. The first is the importance of distinctions among types or contexts of violence. Some distinctions are central to the theoretical and practical understanding of the nature of partner violence, others provide important contexts for developing more sensitive and comprehensive theories, and others may simply force us to question our tendency to… 

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