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Classifications of Domestic Violence and Abuse

  • Parveen AliEmail author
  • Julie McGarry
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Abstract

Over past decades many attempts have been made to explain domestic violence and abuse (DVA). Attempts have also been made to classify DVA into typologies that explain causes and correlates and consequences of DVA. Building on the previous chapter, this chapter aims to provide an overview of different classifications or typologies of DVA. Typologies by form of abuse, type of violence, and type of perpetrator (men and women) are explained. In addition, strengths and limitations of each are described.

Keywords

Typologies Intimate partner violence Classification Male perpetrators Female perpetrators 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Health SciencesThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.School of Health SciencesThe University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical CentreNottinghamUK

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