Woman-Battering, Child Abuse and Social Heredity: What is the Relationship?

@article{Stark1985WomanBatteringCA,
  title={Woman-Battering, Child Abuse and Social Heredity: What is the Relationship?},
  author={E. Stark and A. Flitcraft},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  year={1985},
  volume={31},
  pages={147 - 171}
}
This paper explores the relationship between child abuse and woman-battering. In so doing the authors test and reject the hypothesis, common in the violence literature, that ‘violence begets violence’. The vast majority of woman-batterers do not come from homes where they were beaten, and the vast majority of men who were beaten as children do not later batter their wives. Child abuse experts deny the importance of woman-battering. Interventions to stop child abuse focus on changing the ‘mother… Expand

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