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Types and Effects of Domestic Violence
A look at the forms of domestically violent relationships and their consequences on the victim.
# 153228 | 1,868 words | 7 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 08, 2013 in Sociology (Welfare) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues)

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The paper identifies and discusses the five types of domestically violent relationships that include common couple violence, intimate terrorism, violent resistance, mutual violent control and dysphoric-borderline violence. The paper looks at statistics and contributing factors to family violence and discusses the impact of violence on children. The paper also describes the physical, psychological, medical and financial consequences of domestic violence on the victim.

Types of Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Intervention Strategies and Approaches

From the Paper:

"Domestic Violence comes in many forms, the variations in frequency; severity, purpose, and outcome are all significant. Michael Johnson and Kathleen Ferraro (2000) contend there are five types of domestically violent relationships.
"Common Couple Violence is a type of behavior that is characterized by the violence occurring within the context of a single issue. Furthermore, there are one or at the most two incidents of violence, and it is not a pattern of behavior to control the partner. The batterer is not someone who is violent outside the home and is the least likely to be sexually and emotionally abusive. 56% of these types of batterers are male, while 44% are female.
"The second type, Intimate Terrorism, is a tactic of behavior aimed at control and manipulation. It is important to note that though violence may have only occurred once or twice and may be of low severity, it still involves emotional abuse. Men who demonstrate this pattern of behavior are more likely to kill their partners. This kind is more likely to use violence as a way of control. They may appear extremely distressed during violent episodes, this is an act to intimidate and control others. These batterers are more likely to engage in planned and violent revenge if the relationship ends and can be dangerous to their victims."

Sample of Sources Used:

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