ERIC Number: EJ451159
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Social Sources of Marital Violence and Deterrence: Testing an Integrated Theory of Assaults between Partners.
Williams, Kirk R.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v54 n3 p620-29 Aug 1992
Presents integrated theory which identifies attributes of intimate life assumed to reduce deterrent efficacy of arrest and thus increase probability of violence in marriage and marriagelike relationships. Research findings suggest that increased privacy, inequality, and legitimation of violence are associated with reduction in perceived arrest costs and, therefore, the deterrence of assaults between partners. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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