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NCJ Number: 229491 Find in a Library
Title: Exploratory Study of Women as Dominant Aggressors of Physical Violence in Their Intimate Relationships
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma  Volume:18  Issue:7  Dated:October-November 2009  Pages:718-738
Author(s): Lisa Conradi; Robert Geffner; L. Kevin Hamberger; Gary Lawson
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 21
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined factors that lead to a woman’s aggression and violence in their intimate relationships.
Abstract: From the study, seven major themes emerged, which included a history of victimization and trauma, substance abuse, and a history of violence across relationships and situations. These results suggest that the violence committed by dominantly aggressive women may be explained by an integrated conceptual framework of domestic violence. In the last 20 years, research has emerged that suggests that women may be violent in intimate relationships. This article describes a qualitative study focusing on women who were classified as dominant aggressors of violence in their intimate relationships. Ten subjects participated in a detailed clinical interview and completed five written measures to examine the factors that led to their later aggression, including sociocultural factors, history of trauma, gender role identification, and intergenerational transmission of violence. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Violent females
Index Term(s): Aggression; Dating Violence; Domestic assault; Domestic violence causes; Females; Violence; Violence causes; Violent women
Note: Special issue on Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence, Part II, for additional information see NCJ-229488-490 and NCJ-229492-494.
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