Sources of family violence

  • William G. Herron
  • Rafael Art Javier
  • Maura McDonald-Gomez
  • Lydia K. Adlerstein
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Abstract

This paper suggests a direction for the exploration of the causes of family violence. Explanatory models of family violence were considered in this regard, with the recommendation that a multi-determined model should be considered to ensure the most accurate explanation. We suggest that family violence will be best understood and prevented or alleviated, if a model is used that considers the interaction of structural violence and the personality features of all the family members.

Key words

sources of violence domestic violence family violence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William G. Herron
    • 1
  • Rafael Art Javier
    • 1
  • Maura McDonald-Gomez
    • 1
  • Lydia K. Adlerstein
    • 1
  1. 1.St. John's UniversityJamaica

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