© 1988

Domestic Violence and Control


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jan E. Stets
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jan E. Stets
    Pages 14-20
  4. Jan E. Stets
    Pages 21-53
  5. Jan E. Stets
    Pages 69-77
  6. Jan E. Stets
    Pages 121-134
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 135-166

About this book


Domestic Violence and Control provides important longitudinal data on violent relationships and addresses the problem of violence from the perspective of both the perpetrator and the victim. The issue of control emerges as a central theme. Control plays a keyrole, firstly, in organizing the victim's thoughts with regard to the batterer, and, secondly, in cases of repeated acts of violence over a length of time. The study shows acts of violence to be both "impulsive" and "instrumental" and thereby refutes competing explanations in the literature that violence is either "impulsive" or "instrumental."


emotion interaction perception victim women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Family Research Laboratory, Horton Social Science CenterUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Domestic Violence and Control
  • Authors Jan E. Stets
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-96628-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-8760-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 166
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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