A Tribute to Murray A. Straus

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-930
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Corporal punishment
  • Family violence
  • Murray Straus
  • Partner violence


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