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Title: Controlling Male Aggression in Intimate Relationships
Journal: Law and Society Review  Volume:23  Issue:4  Dated:(1989)  Pages:591-612
Author(s): K R Williams; R Hawkins
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Grant Number: SES-852-232; T32MH15161
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Legal control of aggressive acts within the family must be assessed against a background of other familial controls.
Abstract: This study identifies factors that control male aggression against female partners in intimate relationships. Hirschi's theory of the social bond in 1969, applied almost exclusively to delinquency, is used to test the importance of attachments, commitments, involvement, and beliefs in controlling husband-to-wife assault. By looking at males who do not assault their partners, we gain some insight into the ways in which legal policies might be structured to reduce domestic violence against women. 3 tables, 59 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault prevention; Domestic relations
Index Term(s): Battered wives; Family crisis; Male offenders
Note: This paper presented at the Law and Society Association's annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, June 10, 1989.
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