Partner violence in world perspective

Emily M. Douglas, Denise A. Hines, Murray A. Straus

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This chapter focuses on Partner Violence (PV) in global context. We introduce readers to definitions and measures of PV and discuss the prevalence rates of PV to both men and women across the globe. We also discuss the possible causes of PV and the controversies surrounding those causes. Our discussion then moves to potential consequences of PV to victims, children, and society at large. We conclude this chapter by discussing the responses to PV, where victims seek help and treatment and policy trends across the globe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781118374092
ISBN (Print)9781119406037
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Correlates of partner violence
  • Domestic violence
  • International
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Theories of partner violence
  • World perspective


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