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Dixon, Louise (2010) Spouse Abuse. Encyclopaedia of victimology and crime prevention.

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The term spouse abuse is commonly used to refer to Aggressive, violent and/or controlling behaviours that take place between two people involved in an intimate Relationship. Spouse abuse is a high frequency crime resulting in victims from all social classes, ethnicities, genders and educational backgrounds. Preventative methods at societal and community levels are required in addition to more traditional intervention approaches in order to adequately address this problem. This entry will provide an evidence based description of spouse abuse, considering its definition, terminology, prevalence, victims and Perpetrators and issues related to the treatment and prevention of this problem.

Type of Work:Article
Date:2010 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Psychology
Subjects:BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Sage
ID Code:1291
Refereed:YES
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