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Domestic Violence Research: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here?
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
  • Carla Smith Stover, Yale University Child Study Center
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  • domestic violence,
  • batterer’s intervention,
  • prevalence
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Domestic violence has been an intense area of study in recent decades. Early studies helped with the understanding of the nature of perpetration, the cycle of violence, and the effect of family violence on children. More recently, studies have focused on beginning to evaluate domestic violence interventions and their effects on recidivism. This article acknowledges the importance of what we have learned about the prevalence and impact of domestic violence and explores the need for more focused effort to pinpoint interventions that are effective with perpetrators and victims. Methodological issues relevant to past intervention studies are also discussed and future research directions are outlined.

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Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v. 20, issue 4, p. 448-454
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Carla Smith Stover. "Domestic Violence Research: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here?" Journal of Interpersonal Violence Vol. 20 Iss. 4 (2005) p. 448 - 454
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