How Do Women Who Are Violent In Couple Relationships Understand Their Violent Behaviour?
Prof Doc Thesis
Bodkin, W. 2021. How Do Women Who Are Violent In Couple Relationships Understand Their Violent Behaviour? Prof Doc Thesis University of East London School of Education and Communities https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.89569
|Type||Prof Doc Thesis|
This study analyses the in-depth accounts of women who are aggressors in intimate partner violence in France. These female high-risk offenders give a rich and detailed description of their understanding of their violence. It seems it is a re-enactment from past traumas and is repetitive and transgenerational. For many years research and public policy in many countries have assumed that men are aggressors and women victims. Often citing self-protection as the explanation used to explain women’s violence, a reaction to their male partner who is aggressive. However, I show that women’s intimate partner violence isn’t always in self-defence. I also show that bidirectional violence, where both men and women are aggressors and victims, is also present.
|Publisher||University of East London|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.89569|
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|Online||10 May 2021|
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|Deposited||10 May 2021|
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