Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 927–930 | Cite as

A Tribute to Murray A. Straus

  • Emily M. Douglas
Original Article


This article offers a brief tribute to the father of the field of family violence, Murray A. Straus, Ph.D. Murray spent the bulk of his career at the University of New Hampshire, where he studied partner violence, corporal punishment, developed the Conflict Tactics Scales, and mentored thousands of students, post-doctoral research fellows, and colleagues alike. His productivity and the significant impact that he had on the field and the public at large, in addition to his warmth and good humor, are noted here.


Murray Straus Family violence Partner violence Corporal punishment 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social WorkBridgewater State UniversityBridgewaterUSA

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